Urban Policy Analysis and Management

Welcome to the virtual home of the M.S. program in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at Milano/The New School.

Visit the Urban Policy Analysis and Management page at newschool.edu to learn about degree requirements, application information, program faculty, and the urban policy lab.


Practicum Based Projects and Classes

Past Events



The New School Delegation of Students and Faculty Participate in Habitat III Conference

The New School has sent a delegation of students and faculty to participate at Habitat III - the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador from October 17 to 20, 2016. This conference is the 3rd conference organized by the UN on this subject, the last one being in June 1996 at Istanbul. The New School will man a large booth where students and faculty will present more than 20 hours of work over four days, including proposing "A New Urban Agenda requires a New Urban Practice." This new agenda calls for a much more ...

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz at the New York Housing Conference

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz will be moderating a discussion on preserving public housing at the NYHC Policy Symposium: Affordable Housing Strategies to Help Preserve Public Housing. The symposium is sponsored by the New York Housing Conference and will have the participation of a variety of Public Policy experts. The discussion moderated by Professor Schwartz will take place on September 22nd and will analyze the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) in NYC and Beyond. For more information, please visit the New York Housing Conference Website ...

Urban Matters | Cutting Rents Without Bleeding Landlords

Cutting Rents Without Bleeding Landlords By Flavia Leite, Courtney Loiacono, Grant Nagaki, and Dan WooldridgeYet whatever the outcome of this battle, the income slump that many low-income New Yorkers experienced after (and in some cases, even before) the 2008 Great Recession still puts them in a tight housing affordability squeeze. Almost 35% of households in rent-regulated apartments pay half or more their incomes for housing. In the parlance of housing policy, they are “severely rent-burdened,” because the hit that housing puts on their wallets makes it hard for them to meet other basic expenses. And despite our supply of public ...

NASPAA Climate Change Simulation

Alexander Bryden along with hundreds of other Master's students participated in the Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs, and Administration Student Simulation Competition at eight sites around the world. Their mission: solve the global climate crisis. See the detailed experience of NASPAA here as Bryden describes the grueling process of discussing and collaborating with other students from various regions about the steps to take in order to solve issues such as Carbon Pricing, Population Consumption, Agriculture and Land Use, Fossil Fuels, Sustainable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Hawks ...

Milano Assistant Professor Rachel Meltzer Op-Ed: “Why Support Small Businesses? It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid!”

Assistant Professor of Urban Policy Analysis & Management, Rachel Meltzer, recently posted an Op-Ed to City Limits on the importance of supporting small businesses. In her piece, Meltzer maps out 5 key benefits of the uplifting and support of small businesses on the local level, writing that “Certainly, we need to think about public interventions to help small businesses form and thrive, especially in places where the costs of operation are highest. However, those solutions take time and political will. The reality is that while small businesses need us, we need to start realizing that we are just as reliant ...