Category Archive: Urban Policy Analysis and Management

Professor Jeff Smith Discusses Topics from his E-Book ‘Ferguson in Black and White’

The December 2nd event hosted by the Urban Policy Program, the Center for New York City Affairs, and the New Black School: A Black Graduate School Organization, discussed the Grand Jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case and the resulting increased tensions surrounding racial and class inequality.

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The Lab Experience

The Urban Policy Lab is designed to expose students to real-time, client-based policy analysis. Lab clients include a wide array of public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Recent public sector clients include the New York City departments of Corrections, Design and Construction, Housing Preservation and Development, Parks and Recreation, and Probation; the Mayor’s Office for Environmental …

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Lisa Servon’s New York Times OP-ED Looks At The Cost of Using Banks

Lisa Servon is a Professor of Urban Policy at The New School, but has worked briefly at Check Center and RiteCheck in the South Bronx to better understand why so many people are using check cashers and payday lenders, prepaid cards, and lending and savings circles instead of banks.

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Urban Policy Alumna Heather Sheridan Advocates for Maryland’s Homeless as Director of Homeless Services

Heather Sheridan

“……..homelessness is usually a result of multiple support system failures affecting an individual and their own personal life circumstances…..I believe that Maryland is always looking [to address these inadequacies] and [Maryland Homless Services] in particular through the work of the Interagency Council on Homelessness will be doing even more of this on a state level.”

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“On the Run”: Urban Surveillance & New School Courses

on the run

The War on Drugs has spawned an expansive network of policing as a unique feature of the urban landscape. This outgrowth was the focus of the 2014 Nathan Levin Lecture on Public Policy titled, “Surveillance City: The War on Drugs in Urban Neighborhoods.” The talk featured Alice Goffman whose book “On the Run: Fugitive Life …

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