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.

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Alumni Profile: Chelsea Wilson (Urban Policy ’17)

CHELSEA C. WILSON ALUMNI Graduated May 2017 Chelsea C. Wilson is a recent graduate of the Master’s Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Currently, she works as a Policy Consultant Intern at The Child Welfare Organizing Project and has completed her thesis on child welfare issues affecting parents and families in New York City. Before coming to The New School, Chelsea was a New York City Civic Corp member working at the Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice. She completed her undergraduate degree ...

SGPIA Professor Michael Cohen attended the Vatican Workshop on the Human Right to Water

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Pope Francis addressed the Vatican Workshop on the Human Right to Water in Rome. He insisted that the right to safe drinking water is a basic human right requiring deliberate action and a central place in the framework of public policy. “The questions concerning the right to water are not marginal, but basic and pressing," the Pope said. In attendance was SGPIA Professor Michael Cohen, whose extensive work on urban development, including his recent tenure on the UN Habitat III Policy Unit on Municipal Finance, has made him a world renowned expert on the subject ...

Milano Student tells Immigrant Stories

Milano Student Shagana Ehamparam produced an amazing story and podcast as part of Professor John Rudolph's class on "Telling Immigrant Stories". The work is entitled: "Goalllll! The Changing Face of Ice Hockey" and addresses how hockey welcomes immigrant communities. Check her article and podcast here. Shagana is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Urban Policy and is also a Research Assistant at The Center of New York City Affairs ...
SGPIA student Melissa De La Cruz in Quito, Ecuador for the Habitat III Conference in October 206

A Student Perspective of the Habitat III Conference

Melissa De La Cruz is in her final year of the SGPIA program, concentrating in cities and urban justice. She was one of the 15 students from 12 different countries included in the delegation representing The New School (TNS) at Habitat III – the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. She has recently returned from the conference, which was held in Quito, Ecuador. She shared her experiences in an interview, detailed below: This interview has been edited for clarity & brevity. Can you share some of your background? Back home in the Philippines, I spent most of my ...

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 ...