Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Domenic Vitiello is a professor of city planning (Weitzman School of Design) and urban studies (School of Arts & Sciences). Trained as an urban historian and planner, the largest area of his research and practice focuses on immigrant communities and civil society. He is finishing a book titled The Sanctuary City: Immigrant, Refugee, and Receiving Communities in Postindustrial Philadelphia; and has recently started research on “sanctuary cities” and collaboration with migrant-led associations in Southern Italy, including the Consulta delle Culture, the elected “immigrant city council” of Palermo, Sicily. Domenic’s other main area of research and practice is urban agriculture, including ongoing global comparative research, and a book project on the social impacts of community gardening in Camden NJ, Chicago, and Philadelphia.