Category Archive: Urban Policy Analysis and Management

Professor Darrick Hamilton’s Baby Bonds Proposal Referenced in The Nation

A recent article published in The Nation proposes three ideas for programs that will make #BlackLivesMatter. Professor Darrick Hamilton’s proposal for “Baby Bonds” (co-authored with William A. Darity Jr.) is proposed as option #3. The article reads: The political challenges to implementing a reparations program—which we support—were daunting from the outset and are now possibly …

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Professor Darrick Hamilton interviewed on NPR Marketplace

In an interview on December 14, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy Darrick Hamilton discussed the growing wealth gap that is widening along racial lines in the United States. Research indicates that a major driver of the divide is the disparity in asset wealth.  In the Spring 2015 semester, Professor Hamilton will co-teach a new …

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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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