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By on November 11, 2016

The New School

Name of Department

OLA Observatory on Latin America
– Global Urban Futures Project


72 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

1 212 229 5400 x3977

Official Focal Point
OLA: Margarita Gutman GutmanM@newschool.edu
GUFP: Lena Simet simel234@newschool.edu

Alternate Focal Point
OLA: Michael Cohen CohenM2@newschool.edu
GUFP: Melissa De la Cruz delam876@newschool.edu

Authority approving the partnership
Margarita Gutman, Professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs-Director Observatory on Latin America



The New School is a progressive urban university where the walls between disciplines are dissolved, so that journalists can collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians.

The Global Urban Futures Project is housed under the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.
Milano’s international studies, urban policy, and management school programs engage students in addressing major social, economic, environmental, and political problems in real time. Our innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum brings together an extraordinary faculty and motivated students to facilitate social change through project-based fieldwork.

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) is part of the Studley Graduate Program of International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School. This space was created in 2006 with the aim of generating new opportunities for multiple narratives and public debate about reform and the process of change occurring in the hemisphere. The broad theme of the OLA is “Social Democracy in a globalized world: anticipating the future in Latin America.” Our goal is to improve academic and public understanding by observing and studying the political and economic change in the region.

Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Social Inclusion
  • Slum Upgrading
  • Planning and Design
  • Information and Monitoring
  • Housing
  • Governance
  • Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development
Suggested Collaboration Opportunities
  • Collaborations in multidisciplinary activities, research, field work,
    publications, seminars and others.
  • Habitat Commitment Project

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