urban development

Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative

Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative is a collaborative project of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, The Earth Institute's Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and The American Assembly.

Forbes: "The Desperate Need for the Vanishing Middle Neighborhood"

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Forbes

By Erik Sherman

Discussions of income inequality frequently focus on the extremes—the poor versus the ultra-wealthy. However, as the reaction of voters in both parties should have reminded everyone last year, many places between the two poles are hurting and need attention.

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.

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

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Assembly Urban Director Nicholas Hamilton will be a panelist in a seminar entitled "Regeneration of Urban Regions through Integrated Spatial and Economic Policies" on Wednesday, July 13th, 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

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 with The American Assembly and the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) released a new "Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities." It lays out a wide-ranging plan to address urban challenges by advancing new development, while protecting the cultural heritage of communities.

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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