Faculty News & Notes

News and notes highlighting the work of the faculty of the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School.

Spring 2019

Faculty Awards and Honors

Latha Poonamallee and team members Doris Chang of NSSR and Cotter Christian of Parsons are recipients of the 2019 University Fellowship Award for their proposal “Building a Better World: Infusing Mindfulness at the Intersections of Design, Psychology, and Management.”

Faculty Writing and Research

Forthcoming Book Chapter: Ana Isabel Baptista, “The Evolution of the Environmental Justice Movement: Trans Local Voices for Systemic Transformations,” Globalism and Localization: Emergent Solutions to our Ecological and Social Crises, Ed. Jeanine M. Canty, Routledge, May 2019.

The Tishman Environment & Design Center  (TEDC) released a new report with funding from the the Natural Resources Defense Council, “Local Policies for Environmental Justice: A National Scan,” by Ana Baptista, Chair of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at Milano and Associate Director at TEDC.

Two peer-reviewed articles by Joseph Heathcott appeared in March: the first on “Architecture, Urban Form, and Assemblage Aesthetics in Mexico City’s Street Markets” published in the International Journal of Architectural Research, and the second on “Mexico City Morphologies” in a special issue of Streetnotes on “The View From Above.” And his digital art work titled “Colonia Federal” was selected for a juried group show at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, March-May 2019.

Mark Lipton, published the article “Beyond misogyny: Our pathologically mean leaders,” EFMD Global Focus, Iss.1 Vol.13.

Rachel Meltzer and Alex Schwartz published Policy Analysis as Problem Solving: A Flexible and Evidence-Based Framework (Routledge, 2018).

Scillitoe, J. L., Poonamallee, Latha, & Joy, S. (2018) Technological innovation investments influence on market: Social strategic orientation balance of socio-tech ventures. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. https://doi.org/10.1080/19420676.2018.1498378
Poonamallee, Latha & Joy, S. (2018). Connecting the Micro to the Macro: How individual actions at the micro-level contribute to corporate social responsibility at the macro-level. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 1-8.

Poonamallee, Latha, Joy, S. & Scillitoe, J. (2018). “Social as institutional change: Interplay of actors’ logic strategies and resources” USC Social Entrepreneurship Conference.

The School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG), co-chaired by Maya Wiley, made its policy recommendations to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Schools Chancellor in a report released this February. The New York Times wrote: “The panel’s report could provide a model for how families and politicians assess schools in New York City and urban school districts across the country, many of which are also grappling with segregated school systems.”

Faculty Presentations

Joseph Heathcott gave the keynote speech titled “Searching for Cosmopolis: Living Together, Apart” for the conference on Urban Diversities in the Persian Gulf and Beyond, held at Princeton University on March 1st. 

Maya Wiley was the featured speaker at the 12th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held at Texas A&M University.

Fall 2018

Faculty Awards and Honors

Mark Lipton, Mean Men: The Perversion of America’s Self-Made Man (Voussoir Press 2017) winner of 2018 Axiom Award for Best Business Commentary and 2018 Indie award for Best Social Science Book by Independent Press, and finalist for the 2018 Academy of Management George E Terry Book Award.

Faculty Presentations

Alex Schwartz, “The Long History and Many Varieties of Mixed-Income Housing in New York City” (November 14, 2018) and “30 Years of Affordable Housing Production and Preservation in New York City: A Model for the Nation?” (November 15, 2018), Partnerships for Affordable Housing International Conference, Hosted by the University of Calgary, CA

Maya Wiley, “Race and Sex in the Time of Trump,” Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture, Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (November 7, 2018)

Latha Poonamallee, “Social innovation as institutional change: Interplay of institutional logics and actor resources,” 15th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference,  University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (November 2, 2018)

Alex Schwartz, Keynote Speaker,  US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research Staff Retreat (September 17, 2018)