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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

Jason Casellas Event Flyer   Join us for our second event of the season on Friday, September 20th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in Hughes Formal Lounge at American University where Jason Casellas of the University of Houston will talk about his article entitled "From Barrios to Condos: The Effects of Gentrification on Minority Descriptive Representation," published in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics in 2019.

 

Fall 2019 Events

Friday, September 20, 2019
Jason Casalles, University of Houston
“From Barrios to Condos: The Effects of Gentrification on Minority Descriptive Representation”
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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