Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy

Welcome to the PhD in Public and Urban Policy page. Explore the most recent blog posts below to learn more about the program. Please email your program director to request specific resources be added to this page.

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Recent PhD Public and Urban Policy Posts

 

A Q & A with Faculty Member Mindy Fullilove

Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health, sits down to talk about her teaching and her work with our Public and Urban Policy student ambassador.    ...

Public and Urban Policy Brown Bag | NYC’s Affordable Housing Plan Under de Blasio and the Limits of Local Initiative in Making Housing Affordable

In the spring of 2014 New York City’s newly elect, Mayor Bill de Blasio, launched an ambitious plan to build or preserve 200,000 housing units over 10 years—a goal that was subsequently raised to 300,000 over 12 years. Nearly five years later, the city is on pace to meet these goals. However, despite its accomplishments to date, advocates have criticized the plan for failing to provide housing that is affordable to most residents of low-income neighborhoods, and, perversely, for aggravating the affordable housing crisis by fostering gentrification. In this talk, Alex Schwartz, Professor of Urban Policy at Milano and author of, Housing Policy in the United States, ...

Meet Oscar Sosa López, Visiting Professor of Policy and Social Justice

We are delighted to announce that Oscar Sosa López will be joining the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment this spring as Visiting Professor of Policy and Social Justice. Oscar is a critical planning and international development scholar. His research and teaching are concerned with uncovering and overcoming existing barriers to equitable and sustainable urban development. His work draws on theories and methods from planning, geography, sociology and anthropology to examine the relationship between policymaking, democracy and social justice. Oscar’s current research is focused on understanding the relationship between sustainable transportation policy and urban citizenship. His book project, The Politics of ...

Congratulating Our December Grads | Toasting Our Alums | Celebrating Darrick Hamilton

Congratulating Our December Grads. Toasting Our Alums.🥂 Celebrating Darrick Hamilton.Posted by Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment on Monday, December 17, 2018   ...

Milano Community Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth Levi

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Doctoral student and long-time Milano community member Elizabeth Levi. Over the past decade, Elizabeth undertook doctoral studies at Milano under the direction of Bob Beauregard, Howard Berliner, David Howell, and Darrick Hamilton. Elizabeth’s work sought to explore how North American Jewish donor support of Israel contributed to building shared society between Jews and Arabs, as framed in the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which assures equality for all citizens. She was guided by Rabbi Tarfon (Pirke Avot 2:21) in her ABD status at the time of her passing: "It ...