Welcome to the blog of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy with graduate programs in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, International Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Change Management, Public and Urban Policy (MS), and Public and Urban Policy (PhD) at The New School in the heart of New York City.


 

Urban Matters | If At First You Don’t Rezone…

  By Flávia Leite The New York City Council recently approved by a vote of 43-0 the de Blasio Administration’s East Midtown rezoning plan. It marked the final step in a torturous journey begun when, in the waning days of his mayoralty four years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg put forward, then withdrew for lack of political ...
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Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico Illuminates Long-standing Inequity for American Citizens, And How You Can Help

The original article was published by the Tishman Environment and Design Center and is linked here. By Aida Rodriguez “Que dios te bendiga hija.” (“God bless you daughter.”) Those were the last words I heard from my 83-year-old mother at 1:30 am on September 20, 2017. It was very late but we decided to stay on the ...
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Milano School Partners with Roosevelt Institute to Examine Digital Inequity in New Case Study

The original article was featured on the New School blog and is linked here. Each day, millions of Americans use the Internet to apply for jobs, sign up for health care, and register to vote. But many people — a whopping 55 million of them — lack this basic, but essential, convenience. That’s because they don’t have ...
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Milano Students in Conversation on Race in the U.S. with Maya Wiley

Be part of an intimate half-hour conversation in which a small group of students discuss race — and why it matters today — with Professor Maya Wiley, The New School’s senior vice president for social justice.  Share your thoughts using #raceintheus This timely subject is also the focus of a semester-long class, “Race in the ...
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Curriculum Disruption: 400 Years of Inequality

The original article was featured in the New School News and is linked here. In 1619, the first Africans arrived in the United States, in Jamestown, where they were sold into bondage. The tragedy marked the beginning of centuries of persistent inequality in the United States. Starting now, The New School is preparing for this ...
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Tale of Two Cities: Public housing and family poverty in New York and Chicago

Chicago tore down its high-rises, but what did the city do to build up the people who lived there?  The New York City Housing Authority has done better than most in providing decent, affordable homes, yet many residents live in deep poverty. Join us for a discussion about public housing and the needs of resident ...
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SGPIA Student Selected to Present at Clinton Global Initiative University

Oscar Romero is a graduate student in the MA International Affairs at The New School. He is currently in his final semester, writing his thesis on Internet access in Cuba. In 2016, Romero and Magdiela Rivas (MA Non Profit Management candidate at The New School) began exploring international exchange programs in higher education, particularly in ...
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SGPIA Alum Launches App to Help Brooklyn Small Business Owners

Stuypend is an alternative payment processing system designed to help small independent businesses avoid the high fees of processing credit cards. Think of it like Venmo, but for buying stuff in stores. It’s a mobile app that interacts with a device given to merchants. Customers tap their phone to the merchant device at checkout, or ...
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SGPIA Faculty Start New Alum Working Group, “UNAnalyzed”

Faculty Professor Michael Cohen and Assistant Professor Peter J. Hoffman are founding a new SGPIA initiative that brings together alumni who currently work at the United Nations (UN). Called “UNAnalyzed,” the title connotates both the intent to analyze the UN, and how, too often, the Organization is taken as a given without careful systematic research ...
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Rachel Meltzer is Appointed Chair

Dr. Rachel Meltzer succeeds Alec Gershberg as the Chair of Milano’s newly named Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy program.  Rachel commented on her appointment, “Thank you, Alec, for leading the program for the past five years and for supporting the students and the faculty in the important work we do.  I’m excited ...
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Master’s Program Announces New Name: Public and Urban Policy

MASTER'S PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW NAME:  PUBLIC AND URBAN POLICY Milano School’s Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management is changing its name to the Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy.  This change is effective August 2017.  Now more than ever, there is a need for sound, data-driven public policy that upholds ...
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Sujatha Jesudason, Professor of Professional Practice in Management, Joins Faculty

Sujatha Jesudason comes to The Milano School after six years as Founder and Executive Director of CoreAlign, a reproductive justice organization that teaches innovation for social change to frontline activists. While operating at different scales, both The New School and CoreAlign share core commitments to creativity, innovation, design, challenging the status quo, collaboration, co-creation and community engagement ...
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Creating an Inclusive Economy: Pathways for Impact Entrepreneurs.

You're invited! In conjunction with the launch of The New School's Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative, The New School is hosting the following public event: Creating an Inclusive Economy: Pathways for Impact Entrepreneurs. Monday, October 2 from 6 to 9 pm Arnold Hall, Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor 55 West 13th Street The event will feature impact entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds who have ...
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Race in the U.S. Course Responds to Race Issues in Real Time

  Linda Sarsour recalled the moment in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks when her life as a Muslim-American changed forever. On that day, Sarsour returned home from classes at Kingsborough Community College to Sunset Park, where her mother was watching her kids. Entering the house, Sarsour bumped into her mother, who was rushing ...
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Meet our Newest EPSM Class

MAXWELL BARNETT Focus: Policy  Undergraduate degree:  Environmental Science B.S. from the University of Montpellier in France. Hometown: Albuquerque, NM Why did you choose this program? I chose the EPSM program to prepare myself for a career as an environmental policy analyst. I’m primarily interested in climate change mitigation and sustainable development.  Fun Fact: I like to paint ...
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Check Out The Release of This New Report, A Joint Collaboration with GAIA and TEDC, on the Risky Business of Incineration Disguised As Zero Waste

  September 7, 2017 GAIA, an international environmental network, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School released a new reporttoday that finds “zero waste to landfill” and similar landfill diversion or “waste-to-energy” programs may rely on increasingly unregulated co-incineration of waste in cement kilns and coal plants. In fact, the nation’s largest ...
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Milano Student, Nathan Yardy’s, Podcast is Published on Feet in 2 Worlds

Milano alum Nathan Yardy (GPIA '17) produced a story about how a family from Barbados, separated for 50 years, reunited in New York. The story and podcast titled "A Grandmother-Granddaughter Bond Helps Heal 50 Years of Family Separation" was produced as part of Professor John Rudolph’s class on “Telling Immigrant Stories” in conjunction with Feet in ...
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Professor Darrick Hamilton Named to The Politico 50

Milano professor, Darrick Hamilton and William Darity Jr. were named to The POLITICO 50 annual list of people behind the ideas blowing up American politics for trying to end unemployment.  Read more ...
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Professors Peter Hoffman & Sakiko Fukuda Parr Publish New Books

“What is humanitarianism?” This complex question gets a thorough examination in a new book recently published by SGPIA Professor Peter J. Hoffman. In Humanitarianism, War, and Politics: Solferino to Syria and Beyond (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), Hoffman and co-author Thomas G. Weiss (CUNY) take a comprehensive look at the origins of humanitarianism and its evolution over ...
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