Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
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Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy is a graduate school at The New School within The New School for Public Engagement that offers degrees in International Affairs, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Change Management, and Urban Policy, as well as a Ph.D. program in Public and Urban Policy and three post-master's certificates.
|Location||72 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Dean||Michelle J. DePass|
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In 1964, the J. M. Kaplan Center for New York City Affairs was founded as the first teaching and research center in the United States devoted to the study of a single metropolitan area. In 1975, under the leadership of Dean Henry Cohen, the Kaplan Center evolved into the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy (now the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy), which was named in honor of the former New School trustee Robert J. Milano (1912–2000), who had also been a member of the advisory board of the J.M. Kaplan Center. Curriculum is structured to encourage creative thinking in aid of progressive social, economic, and political change in the public, private, and nonprofit arenas.
In 2011, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy came together with the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School to create the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.
Milano was one of what was formerly eight divisions within The New School: The New School for Social Research, Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for General Studies, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The university now offers seven divisions, following the merging of Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and The New School for General Studies into The New School for Public Engagement.
Milano offers the following Master's Degrees:
- MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
- MA/MS in International Affairs
- MS in Nonprofit Management
- MS in Organizational Change Management
- MS in Urban Policy Analysis and Management
Milano offers Post Master's Certificates in Organizational Development, Sustainability Strategies, and Leadership and Change.
Students in any master's program at the Milano School can pursue one of the following specializations or work with a faculty advisor to develop their own. The areas of specialization are sets of related courses that can help students tailor their graduate programs to their personal goals.
- Applied Quantitative Methods and Data Visualization
- Community Development Finance
- Economic and Workforce Development
- Food and the Environment
- Global Management
- Global Urban Futures
- Housing and Community Development
- Leadership and Change
- Leading Sustainability
- Politics, Media, and Advocacy
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Social Policy
Milano also offers a PhD Program in Public and Urban Policy, and a joint BA/MS program with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and with the Bachelor's Program in The New School for Public Engagement.
Centers and Institutes
- The Center for New York City Affairs
The Center for New York City Affairs is a nonpartisan institute dedicated to advancing innovative public policies that strengthen neighborhoods, support families and reduce urban poverty.Current projects include: The safety net for urban families and children; Public policy and New York’s immigrant families; Access to child care and early childhood education programs for working and low-income families; Reform of the city’s child protection and foster care systems; Family homelessness and its prevention, and Politics, policy and New York’s communities.
In 2011, Inside Schools joined the Center for New York City Affairs through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
- Equity For Children
Equity for Children provides a platform for academics, students, policymakers, and practitioners working to better the lives of children in need. With headquarters in New York at The New School and branches in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City, Equity for Children sponsors original research, teaching, events, and symposia in person and through its websites in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Partners include UNICEF and Young Lives at the University of Oxford.
- The Community Development Finance Project (CDFP)
CDFP connects private, public, and philanthropic capital markets with academic education in the fields of community development, social entrepreneurship, sustainability management, and urban design. Its mission is to teach an array of financial management skills to graduate students of management and urban policy. Its primary vehicle is its signature course, the Community Development Finance Lab, which engages students over two semesters in real client-based projects and building networks with working professionals in the field. CDFP is also committed to the replication of its community development and nonprofit finance curriculum and practice-based learning approach at other universities; to the sharing of knowledge, particularly applied research; and to an active program of civic engagement.
- Observatory on Latin America (OLA)
The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) proposes to create new opportunities for multiple narratives and public debate on hemispheric processes of reform and change. The broad theme for the OLA is “Social Democracy in a Globalized World: Anticipating Futures in Latin America.” The OLA also continues with the prior work and impact created by the successful University program: the Argentina Observatory. From this program, new expanded research, university courses and public events were established at The New School and has been transformed into what is today known as The Observatory on Latin America (OLA).
- The Social Innovation Initiative
Social innovation aims to enhance the capacity of individuals, communities, and organizations to devise effective, just, and sustainable solutions to social and environmental problems. The New School's Social Innovation Initiative is a cross divisional partnership between The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons, and Lang, designed to provide students with skills to become versatile changemakers able to lead across diverse career pathways and within diverse sectors. The Initiative offers curricular and extracurricular educational experiences to enable students to address contemporary social and environmental challenges. The New School community of faculty and students are developing a foundation of knowledge about social innovation, a body of applied research and creative and professional practice, and methods of experiential teaching and learning. The initiative was catalyzed by the invitation from Ashoka U for The New School to join its Changemaker Campus Initiative in 2009.
The Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program is accredited by the National Association of Public Affairs and Administration.