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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.


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Past Events



Milano Receives NASPAA 2015 Social Equity Award

Michelle DePass, DeanMilano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyI am pleased to announce that the Milano School has been honored by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) as the winner of the 2015 NASPAA Social Equity Award.NASPAA is the global standard for public policy, affairs, and administration masters programs, and this award is given to the NASPAA-accredited program which is shown to best exemplify and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social parity through the research, teaching, and professional work of its faculty, staff, and students.The NASPAA-accredited Urban Policy Program at Milano, chaired ...
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Spring 2015 Urban Policy Lab Project Cited in The Economist

Milano students Marian Silliman, Catherine McGath, Donte Coleman, Evan Pellegrino, and Omari Williams, as part of the Urban Policy Lab taught by Professor Rachel Meltzer, worked in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough President's Office this past spring doing research on 421-a benefits.  This research has now been cited by The Economist in a piece written about those real estate benefits called "Towering Silliness." ...
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International Field Program-Urban Students Use Social Cartography to Map Cape Town in ’60 Days – 11 Maps – 1 City’

Over a 60 day period, 11 students from The New School spent time working at the African Center for Cities (ACC) or with other organizations in Cape Town to develop the maps contained in a project they have titled '60 Days – 11 Maps – 1 City' (low-res-5MB, hi-res-42MB). Each student produced a map that dealt with one particular issue of interest connected to the work they pursued during their time in Cape Town. The subject matter straddles multiple physical, institutional, social, political, economic and cultural territories. Laura Wainer, IFP-Urban Coordinator and 2015 International Affairs alumna, says ‘cumulatively, I think [these maps] give an ...
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Annel Cabrera, International Field Program Argentina Student, Discusses Her Work with Government-Community Cooperatives that Expand Potable Water

Annel Cabrera, New School student in the International Affairs program, has just wrapped up two months in Argentina on the IFP where she carried out program research with AySA, the government agency responsible for granting and improving Buenos Aires’ water and sewage services, which the IFP has worked with for multiple years. In this interview Cabrera discusses the Argentina IFP and her projects.      (more…) ...
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Chris London and Milano IFP Students Assist with Housing Solutions in Pácora, Colombia

Milano faculty Christopher London and his International Field Program students spent the summer studying the complex makeup of free housing establishments in Pácora, Colombia.The students were studying and learning about victims of conflict and displacement in Pácora, when they came across the housing plan that provided free housing to over 100,000 people. They learned, however, that many residents had not previously lived in horizontal housing (condominiums), did not know one another, and generally kept to themselves to avoid problems. Over the course of seven weeks, IFP students studied the population, held workshops with residents and helped them piece together living practices, all with the aim ...
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