urban development

Huffington Post Article on Middle Neighborhoods

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Rep. Dwight Evans,  U.S. Representative, Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District and Paul C. Brophy,  Principal, Brophy & Reilly LLC have penned an article on the importance of Middle Neighborhoods for The Huffington Post.


Across The Country, Some Neighborhoods Are Thriving And Some Struggling, But What About The Ones That Fall Somewhere In The Middle?


Forbes' Article Spotlights Middle Neighborhoods

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Forbes contributor Erik Sherman's interview with Congressman Dwight Evans about Middle Neighborhoods


Register for Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Register now for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s 2016 conference Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies. This national biennial conference will be held Wednesday, September 21, to Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

American Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton to Speak July 13th at Flanders House/UN Habitat Event

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton will be a panelistat a seminar entitled "Regeneration of Urban Regions through Integrated Spatial and Economic Policies"  on Wednesday the 13th of July at the  Flanders House/UN Habitat event.  The debate will focus on the“Regeneration of urban regions through integrated spatial and economic policies”, using examples of Flanders (City of Genk, etc.) and the US (Legacy Cities).

National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards The American Assembly a Preservation Grant Towards the Legacy City Preservation Project

Friday, January 8, 2016

A consortium including the Legacy Cities Partnership at The American Assembly and the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) has released a new Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities, which lays out a wide-ranging plan to address urban challenges by advancing new development while protecting communities’ cultural heritage.

New Platform Connects Designers Working in Legacy Cities

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New Platform Connects Designers Working in Legacy Cities - Read all about it Next City's post by Toni L. Griffin

Influx and Exodus: Two Conversations on Urban Density

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Assembly's Nicholas Hamilton was a panelist at "Influx and Exodus: Two Conversations on Urban Density," co-hosted by The Van Alen Institute and the World Policy Institute. In back-to-back panel discussions, the central concern was how city infrastructure and policy can be designed to keep pace with the demographic shifts that accompany rapid economic growth and decline.

Influx and Exodus: Two Conversations on Urban Density

Monday, December 1, 2014

On December 9th, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm, at the Van Alen Institute, a conversation will be held on sudden shifts in urban population.

Rust Belt cities struggle to repurpose vacant land and adapt the delivery of fundamental services, and cities like Mumbai and Lagos sprawl ever outward with dense informal communities: In both cases, adapting to sudden population change presents a massive challenge. How can city infrastructure and policy keep pace with the dramatic shifts brought on by rapid growth and decline?

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