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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


Mr Smith goes to prison

Panel Discussion Celebrates Jeff Smith Book Launch

The panel discussion and reading that took place Thursday, 9/10, for Urban Policy professor Jeff Smith's launch of his new book Mr Smith Goes to Prison, packed the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center.  Moderator Touré expertly led the discussion, and the panelists Jeff Smith, Soffiyah Elijah, Carla Shedd, and Melissa Mark Viverito shared incredible insights and analyses about the state of prisons and prison reform in the United States.  None shied away from difficult topics such as the realities of Rikers Island, the dehumanization and objectification of incarcerated people, and the punitive nature of post-incarceration life.  The questions from audience ...
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Colombia International Field Program Continues History of Building Beneficial Community Partnerships

 The International Field Program (IFP) is The Milano School’s practicum program abroad that provides students the opportunity for hands-on learning through degree related projects. According to Chris London, Professor of Practice at The New School and Colombia IFP director, ‘the IFP isn't just a summer study, it's an integral component of both the learning experience in Milano and in the broader civic/public engagement mission of Milano and The New School.’ Among IFP countries Colombia has been particularly successful - it was featured in a 2014 short documentary highlighting the breadth and depth of what students do there (left) - and ...
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Mr. Smith Goes to Prison

Live Stream: Mr. Smith Goes to Prison Book Launch

Tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Milano will be hosting New School urban policy professor Jeff Smith as he launches his new book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis at the Theresa Lang center in Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street.) Following a brief reading from the book by Smith himself, author Touré will moderate a discussion about criminal justice reform with Professor Jeff Smith, Soffiyah Elijah (Executive Director of Correctional Association of New York), Dr. Carla Shedd (Columbia University sociologist), and Melissa Mark Viverito (New York City Council Speaker).Those who cannot attend can live-stream it here!*This event is co-sponsored by the ...
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Milano Receives NASPAA 2015 Social Equity Award

Michelle DePass, DeanMilano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyI am pleased to announce that the Milano School has been honored by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) as the winner of the 2015 NASPAA Social Equity Award.NASPAA is the global standard for public policy, affairs, and administration masters programs, and this award is given to the NASPAA-accredited program which is shown to best exemplify and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social parity through the research, teaching, and professional work of its faculty, staff, and students.The NASPAA-accredited Urban Policy Program at Milano, chaired ...
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Spring 2015 Urban Policy Lab Project Cited in The Economist

Milano students Marian Silliman, Catherine McGath, Donte Coleman, Evan Pellegrino, and Omari Williams, as part of the Urban Policy Lab taught by Professor Rachel Meltzer, worked in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough President's Office this past spring doing research on 421-a benefits.  This research has now been cited by The Economist in a piece written about those real estate benefits called "Towering Silliness." ...
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