Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning School of Design

Domenic Vitiello is an assistant professor of City Planning and Urban Studies at Penn.  Trained as an urban planner and historian, Domenic’s research and teaching focus on the history and contemporary practice of community and economic development, including industrialization, migration, and urban agriculture and food system planning.  His first two books, _The Philadelphia Stock Exchange and the City It Made_ (Penn Press, 2010) and _Engineering Philadelphia_ (Cornell, 2013), examine the history of economic development planning through networks of firms and institutions.  His current projects include a book comparing civil society in diverse immigrant and receiving communities of Philadelphia; a study of the planned destruction and survival of Chinatowns in North American cities; and quantitative and qualitative research on food production, distribution, and community economic development through urban gardens and farms in cities around the world. 

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