Urban Policy Analysis and Management

Welcome to the virtual home of the M.S. program in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at Milano/The New School.

Visit the Urban Policy Analysis and Management page at newschool.edu to learn about degree requirements, application information, program faculty, and the urban policy lab.


Practicum Based Projects and Classes

Past Events


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Mario Marin Announced as New Milano Alumni Ambassador Chair

Milano Dean Michelle DePass would like to make the following announcement: I am pleased to announce that Mario Marin, class of ‘95, has been appointed Milano Alumni Ambassador Chairperson. Mario Marin is a senior executive who has worked in the government, corporate and non-profit sectors for over 20 years.  He is currently the Vice President of Development for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles where he works to mobilize thousands of donors to Create Pathways out of Poverty and improve the lives of Los Angeles County residents.  Prior to this role, he was the Sr. Director of Corporate Accounts with Grainger, ...
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Milano Dean Accepts NASPAA Award for Social Equity

Earlier this year, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy received recognition from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) in the form of their annual Social Equity Award.  The Social Equity Award is given to the accredited program that NASPAA feels has shown the greatest commitment to social equity through their curricula, faculty and student research, and related initiatives.  NASPAA recently presented the award to Milano Dean Michelle Depass and Urban Policy Chair Professor Alec Gershberg at an honorary ceremony.  ...
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Panel Discussion Celebrates Jeff Smith Book Launch

The panel discussion and reading that took place Thursday, 9/10, for Urban Policy professor Jeff Smith's launch of his new book Mr Smith Goes to Prison, packed the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center.  Moderator Touré expertly led the discussion, and the panelists Jeff Smith, Soffiyah Elijah, Carla Shedd, and Melissa Mark Viverito shared incredible insights and analyses about the state of prisons and prison reform in the United States.  None shied away from difficult topics such as the realities of Rikers Island, the dehumanization and objectification of incarcerated people, and the punitive nature of post-incarceration life.  The questions from audience ...
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Colombia International Field Program Continues History of Building Beneficial Community Partnerships

 The International Field Program (IFP) is The Milano School’s practicum program abroad that provides students the opportunity for hands-on learning through degree related projects. According to Chris London, Professor of Practice at The New School and Colombia IFP director, ‘the IFP isn't just a summer study, it's an integral component of both the learning experience in Milano and in the broader civic/public engagement mission of Milano and The New School.’ Among IFP countries Colombia has been particularly successful - it was featured in a 2014 short documentary highlighting the breadth and depth of what students do there (left) - and ...
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Live Stream: Mr. Smith Goes to Prison Book Launch

Tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Milano will be hosting New School urban policy professor Jeff Smith as he launches his new book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis at the Theresa Lang center in Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street.) Following a brief reading from the book by Smith himself, author Touré will moderate a discussion about criminal justice reform with Professor Jeff Smith, Soffiyah Elijah (Executive Director of Correctional Association of New York), Dr. Carla Shedd (Columbia University sociologist), and Melissa Mark Viverito (New York City Council Speaker).Those who cannot attend can live-stream it here!*This event is co-sponsored by the ...