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 (GSAPP); The Earth Institute's Center for Sustainable Urban Development; and The American Assembly.

The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The hidden costs of foreclosure: Stabilizing low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods helps us all | Opinion"

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer

By Elyse Cherry

The foreclosure crisis may have eased across much of America, but it’s still a problem in lower-income communities, nationwide and particularly in Philadelphia.

In 2017, Philadelphia had the third-highest foreclosure rate of metro areas in the United States at 1.26 percent, more than double the national average of 0.51 percent. RealtyTrac currently reports that there are nearly 7,000 properties in Philadelphia in some stage of foreclosure.

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

Saturday, July 1, 2017


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 American Assembly Presents at the July 13th Flanders House/UN Habitat Event

Thursday, July 7, 2016
The American Assembly presented at a panel in a seminar entitled "Regeneration of Urban Regions through Integrated Spatial and Economic Policies," on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, at the Flanders House/UN Habitat event.

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

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