Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy

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Recent PhD Public and Urban Policy Posts

 

Milano Professor Darrick Hamilton Confronts Inequality Through Economics

"The Milano School and New School for Social Research faculty member has been in high demand amid growing public awareness of racial, gender, and class inequality. A self-proclaimed stratification economist, Hamilton has spent his career solidifying a theoretical approach that takes into consideration structural factors — public policy, intergenerational wealth transfer, prejudice in hiring and housing — in understanding and addressing economic and health disparities. Baby bonds are designed to do just that, providing a path to economic mobility for all Americans — not just the wealthy few." Full Story at The New School News ...

Professor Darrick Hamilton featured on No Jargon

Milano Professor Darrick Hamilton was just featured on Episode 78 of No Jargon!  "Poverty can persist in the same communities for generations, especially communities of color. Professor Darrick Hamilton walks through the policies that prevent people from moving up in the economy and proposes solutions from jobs to schooling to banking."  Watch and listen to this episode here ...

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz’s article featured on American Prospect

Urban Policy Professor Alex Schwartz co-authored a piece entitled "Trump's housing hypocrisy" for the American Prospect. "Trump is wealthy today because of government housing subsidies. While still a young man, he inherited his father Fred's real-estate empire, worth tens of millions of dollars. The senior Trump made his fortune by building middle-class housing financed by the Federal Housing Administration."  Read more here ...

Professor Darrick Hamilton and Milano PhD Student Rachel Atkins report on “Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital”

Professor Darrick Hamilton and Milano PhD Student Rachel Atkins, along with Kilolo Kijakazi,  Mark Paul, Anne E. Price and William A. Darity Jr, co-authored a report on the "Color of Wealth in the Nation's Capital" that explores the historical wealth gap between black and white residents in the region of Washington, D.C. The report is a result of a joint publication of the Urban Institute, The New School, Duke University and The Insight Center for Community Economic Development and it was successfully launched in Washington, DC in an event that was open to the public. The Washington Post has written an article based ...

The New School Delegation of Students and Faculty Participate in Habitat III Conference

The New School has sent a delegation of students and faculty to participate at Habitat III - the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador from October 17 to 20, 2016. This conference is the 3rd conference organized by the UN on this subject, the last one being in June 1996 at Istanbul. The New School will man a large booth where students and faculty will present more than 20 hours of work over four days, including proposing "A New Urban Agenda requires a New Urban Practice." This new agenda calls for a much more integrated approach by countries and cities in addressing urban problems ...