Milano’s Public and Urban Policy program organized a guided tour of the Museum of the City of New York. The three exhibits visited provide a glimpse into the City’s past, present, and future: Activist New York explores social activism in New York from the 17th century right up to the present; Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis provides a fascinating look at New York City’s battle against infectious disease; and Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers is an intimate portrait of an immigrant Chinese family through the years. Lunch in Harlem followed the tour. 

The trip to the museum was an opportunity for students to learn about the city where they are living and studying and for future policy makers to explore the many ways policy can influence social change (and art). It led to lively discussions of community development, democracy, social equity, and sustainability. For more information about the Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy program, contact Chair Rachel Meltzer, Ph.D.: