Category Archive: Urban Policy Analysis and Management

“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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Emeritus Professor Peter Eisinger Looks at Detroit’s Recovery

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Peter Eisinger, Professor Emeritus of the Urban Policy Program, has been focusing his recent research on the City of Detroit. In March, Eisinger spoke on the Detroit: A City in Crisis panel at the 44th Urban Affairs Association conference. In May, Professor Eisinger gave the endowed Lent Upson lecture at Wayne State University in Detroit, …

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Alex Schwartz Co-authored Report “Underwater America” Featured in the National Journal

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In this article, highlighted by the National Journal, Schwartz discusses how last month homeowners’ equity reached the highest level since the recession began but still, about 9.8 million homes are still “underwater,” — that is, households “owe more on their mortgages that their homes are worth,” which is a reported 6.28 million, according to a recent report from the Haas Institute …

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