Urban Policy

Evidence-Building for Preservation

A panel discussion, "Evidence-Building for Preservation," explored how institutional actors and new avenues of research inform public and private investment in preservation.

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.

Middle Neighborhoods

The American Assembly aims to build public awareness and understanding around the important role middle neighborhoods play in stabilizing communities and the urban economy.

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Neighborhoods in America's Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit

"Neighborhoods in America's Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit," a conference cosponsored by The Legacy City Partnership, held between September 13-16, 2016, will bring together professionals, decision-makers and academics from US Legacy Cities.

Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities

The Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities project at The American Assembly supports leaders and practitioners in developing strategies for revitalizing US legacy cities through historic preservation.

Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities

As urban transportation presents cities with new opportunities and challenges, The American Assembly cosponsored "Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities" as part of its ongoing work to connect stakeholders and advance knowledge on vexing urban challenges.

Past Cities Projects

The American Assembly has worked for over fifty years to expand opportunities in US cities and urban areas.

Legacy Cities

In 2012, The American Assembly partnered with the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, the Center for Community Progress, and others on a project to support the revitalization of former industrial cities. And in early 2018, The American Assembly handed off its legacy cities work to the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth and Opportunity

The American Assembly is proud to be a conference supporter of the the sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference, cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond

Historic Preservation in America’s Legacy Cities Conference - 2014

The Assembly partnered with Cleveland State University, CEOs for Cities, and over two dozen other organizations explore the role of historic preservation in revitalizing America’s Legacy Cities. 

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