Category Archive: Urban Policy Analysis and Management

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

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“……..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

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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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Student Spotlight: Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye

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Ben Ndugga-Kabuye is a student in the Urban Policy Program at Milano. He holds a bachelors in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Caliornia at Irvine, and is passionate about political advocacy. At Milano, Ben also works as a Project Assistant for the Urban Policy Program, and is involved in immigrant rights work. …

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Urban Policy Professor Alex Schwartz Publishes Third Edition of Textbook

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Professor Alex Schwartz recently published the third edition of his textbook, Housing Policy in the United States. The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, …

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