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.
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 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
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.
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?