PhD, University of California at Berkeley;
MA, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania;
BA, Political Science, Bryn Mawr College
Associate Professor and Associate Director, Community Development Research Center Profile:
I teach courses in urban and regional economic development, urban poverty theory and policy, planning theory, community development research and practice, and gender, planning and public policy. My research focuses on the areas of economic development, community development and urban poverty. Specific projects have focused on capacity-building within CDCs, microenterprise programs, and access to information technology and urban poverty.Courses Taught:
- Gender, Development, and Finance
- Microedit and Microenterprises
- Policy Analysis
- Urban Economic Development
- Laboratory in Issue Analysis
- Readings in Community Development
- Urban Poverty Theory and Policy
- Community Development Studio
- Gender, Planning, and Public Policy
- “Microenterprise Development in the United States: Current Challenges and New Directions.” To be published in Economic Development Quarterly, 2006.
- “Planning Towards Parity: Looking at the City through a Gendered Lens. Edited by Susan Fainstein and Lisa J. Servon. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005.
- “Narrowing the Digital Divide: The Potential and Limits of the US Community Technology Movement.” Co-author Randal Pinkett. In The Network Society: A Cross-cultural Perspective. Edited by Manuel Castells. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar. 2004.
- “Workforce Development and the Digital Divide: Training Disadvantaged Workers for IT Jobs.” In Communities and Workforce Development. Edited by Edwin Melendez. 2004.
- “By the Numbers: Measuring Community Development Capacity.” Co-author Norman J. Glickman. Journal of Planning Education and Research, Spring, 2003.
- “Social Capital, Identity Politics and Social Change.” In Social Capital and Social Change, edited by Marilyn Gittell and Sophie Body-Gendrot. New York: Lexington Books, 2003.
- “Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy.” Oxford: Blackwell Publishers: 2002.
- “Four Myths about the Digital Divide.” Planning Theory and Practice (3): 221 –244, 2002.
- “Fulfilling the Potential of the US Microenterprise Strategy.” In Replicating Microfinance in the United States, edited by James Carr and Zhong Yi Tong. Washington, DC: Fannie Mae Foundation, 2002.
- “Community Technology Centers and the Urban Technology Gap.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, June, 2001.
- "Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor” Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press: 1999.
Milano, The New School for Management and Urban PolicyPhone Number/Extension:
72 5th Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
212-229-5400 x1618Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch Interests:
urban poverty, community development, economic development, and gender issuesRecent Presentations/Exhibits:
Awards and Honors:
- “The role of community technology centers in youth skill-building and empowerment.” Co-authors Rebecca London, Manuel Pastor, Rachel Rosner, Antwuan Wallace. Presented at APPAM Meetings, Washington, DC, November, 2005.
- “Beyond a Unified Model of CDCs: Reassessing the Role of housing in Community-Based Urban Development.” Co-author Edwin Melendez. Presented at ACSP Meetings, Kansas City, October, 2005.
- "Rethinking the US Microenteprise Field.” Presented at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Portland, OR, June, 2005.
- "Beyond the CDC Model: A Reassessment of the Role of Housing in Community-Based Urban Development.” Co-author Edwin Melendez. Presented at Urban Affairs Association conference, Salt Lake City, April, 2005.
- Fannie Mae Foundation prize for best conference paper, 1997 (co-author Norman Glickman)
- “Best of ACSP” Award for one of four best conference papers, 1995
- Chancellor’s Dissertation Award, alternate, 1994
- Voted Outstanding Doctoral Student, May 1993
- Robert Sheen Leadership Award, 1987
- Andrew Mutch Scholarship to the University of Edinburgh, 1984-85