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On May 3rd, Milano Professor Alex Schwartz took his Housing Policy students on a field trip to the Lott Community Development Corporation in Harlem. The class met with the CDC’s Executive Director Chris Cirillo, who among other things took the class on a walking tour to see some of the group’s housing developments.
Urban Policy student, and good eats connoisseur, Nicole Brownstein published an article on PolicyMic citing creative ways to eat healthy in NYC. From growing produce on a fire escape to using old cans and jars to plant herbs, there are plenty of opportunities to eat healthy and save money!
Imagine the world you want in 2050. What changes will be necessary to put global development on the
path to building a more just, equitable world? The United Nations system is working with governments
and civil society to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs, and to design an ambitious post-
2015 development agenda that delivers a sustainable future for all.
As part of this work, the Equator Initiative will facilitate an online e-discussion, co-hosted by UNDP
and UNEP, on the role of local empowerment and environmental sustainability in the post-2015
development agenda. This discussion will take place from May 13-26 2013. Its objective is to facilitate an open dialogue that brings together a multitude of voices to stimulate creative thinking, and begin to generate consensus around how best to reflect environmental sustainability in the post-2015 agenda.
This is is a unique opportunity to make sure that community-based action, innovation and empowerment are at the centre of the development agenda beyond 2015. Milano students and faculty are encouraged to lend their voices to the global conversation. Once open, you can post a response and participate in the discussion here.
Milano Urban Policy Professor Jeff Smith is featured in a Business Insider article entitled “11 Things You Need to Do to Win a Political Campaign.” In the article, Smith touches on some of the aspects that will be further elaborated in his Campaign Management Boot Camp that starts today!
Associate Professor Darrick Hamilton‘s recent articles and media appearances:
Huffington Post op-ed, which published last week that he co-wrote with William Darity, Jr, Duke University, and Alan Aja, Brooklyn College and Milano PhD recipient.
Professor Hamilton’s work was cited in Business section of Sunday, New York Times.
And, last but not least, an appearance from today’s WNYC Public Radio program on the “Takeaway” show.