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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

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MPC is pleased to welcome a new social media coordinator: 

Yohanis Lamere is a first-year graduate student of the Master of Social Enterprise program at the School of International Service, American University. He completed his Bachelor of Communication at University of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia and in the last few years he has worked in the sustainability industry, starting from organizing a climate change campaign to taking students to learn about ecology to different ecosystems in South East Asia. Yohanis is passionate about solving social and environmental issues through a social entrepreneurship approach.

Spring 2020 Events

Saturday, February 22, 2020
A Right To The City Author Talk Series:
Stephen Danley

Time: Anacostia Smithsonian Museum

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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Row Houses in Washington, DC

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