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MPC's mission is to create knowledge and propose solutions to our 21st century metropolitan and urban challenges.
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What is the MPC?

The Metropolitan Policy Center (MPC) was created in the Fall of 2014 within the School of Public Affairs at American University (AU). MPC serves as the metropolitan and urban research hub on AU's campus. MPC's mission is to create knowledge and propose solutions to our 21st century metropolitan and urban challenges. The insights gained through the Center are disseminated to policy makers, think tanks, foundations, nonprofits, community groups and academic and mainstream media outlets.

Announcements

Due to the current evolving situation around COVID-19, we have decided to do our part in encouraging social distancing by cancelling our remaining events this semester. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through these uncertain times. We will keep you updated and informed as things within MPC progress.

Cancelled Spring 2020 Events

Saturday, March 21, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk Series:
Brandi T. Summers
Time: Anacostia Smithsonian Museum

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Annual Spring Lecture: Loretta Lees
Time: 4

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
George Galster Book Talk
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Marvin Center, Room 405, GWU
Co-sponsored with George Washington University

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LeDroit Park row houses in Washington D.C. Flickr User Andrew