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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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MPC Fall 2019 Events FlyerJoin us for our next Author Talk Series event, co-sponsored with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and DCPL on Saturday, October 19th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Mount Pleaseant Library. Lawrence J. Vale from MIT will talk about his book entitled After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans, which examines deeply-rooted spatial politics of public housing development and redevelopment at a time when lower-income Americans face a desperate struggle to find affordable rental housing in many cities.

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