Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

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Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School
72 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
DeanJohn Clinton
ColorsNew School Orange,     

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment is a graduate school at The New School within The Schools of Public Engagement that offers degrees in environmental policy and sustainability studies, nonprofit management, organizational change management, public policy and urban policy, as well as a PhD. program in public and urban policy and three post-master's certificates.


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.[citation needed]


Milano offers the following Master's Degrees:

  • MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
  • MS in Nonprofit Management
  • MS in Organizational Change Management
  • MS in Public and Urban Policy

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.[1]

  • Applied Quantitative Methods and Data Visualization
  • Community Development Finance
  • Economic and Workforce Development
  • Finance
  • 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 degree in The New School for Public Engagement.

Centers and Institutes[edit]

The Center for New York City Affairs

The Center for New York City Affairs is a nonpartisan institute seeking to advance innovative public policies.

Equity For Children

Equity for Children provides a platform for academics, students, policymakers, and practitioners working to better the lives of children in need.

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.

Observatory on Latin America (OLA)

The broad theme for the OLA is “Social Democracy in a Globalized World: Anticipating Futures in Latin America.”

The Social Innovation Initiative

The Social Innovation Initiative is a partnership between The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons, and Lang, designed to provide students with skills to lead across diverse career pathways.[citation needed]


The Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.[2]


  1. ^ "Areas of Specialization | The New School for Public Engagement". Archived from the original on 2013-02-06.
  2. ^ "Roster of Accredited Programs | NASPAA". Archived from the original on 2019-04-22. Retrieved 2019-04-22.

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Coordinates: 40°44′08″N 73°59′40″W / 40.73560°N 73.99433°W / 40.73560; -73.99433