Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy

Explore the most recent blog posts below to learn more about the program. Visit the PhD in Public and Urban Policy page on The New School’s official site to learn about degree requirements, application information, program faculty, FAQs, other PhD students and graduates, and more.

Public and Urban Policy Doctoral Student Association advocates for the needs of doctoral students at Milano; facilitates networking, community building, and career opportunities; supports student research; serves as ambassadors for the program; and contributes to the development of the program and its students.

Contact: pupdocs@newschool.edu

Recent PhD Public and Urban Policy Posts

 

What Nonprofits Must Do to Eliminate Barriers Faced by Women of Color

By Ofronama Biu By virtually every measure – including number of registered organizations, total employment, and overall social and economic impact – the nation’s nonprofit sector continues to grow in size and influence. Nevertheless, this steadily rising tide has not lifted the boats of all those who work for nonprofits. Specifically, women of color working in the nonprofit sector encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement, over and above the barriers faced by White women and men of color. That’s the sobering and unsettling conclusion of Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector, a new report by the ...

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   ...