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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.

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Susanna Schaller Event Flyer

Join us for our next Author Talk Series event, co-sponsored with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and DCPL on Saturday, November 16th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Mount Pleaseant Library. Susanna Schaller will talk about her book Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking: BID Urbanism in Washington, D.C. 

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Fall 2019 Events

Saturday, October 19, 2019
A Right To The City Author Talk Series:
Lawrence J. Vale

Time: Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Saturday, November 16, 2019
A Right To The City Author Talk Series:
Susanna Schaller

Time: Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

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Row Houses in Washington, DC

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