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Center Staff:

Tom Angotti, Director

Center Director Tom Angotti has been active in New York City affairs for many years. Before he came to Hunter he was Professor and Chair of the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, senior planner in the NYC Department of City Planning and for state government in Massachusetts. His award-winning book, New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate (MIT Press, 2008) incorporates lessons from his extensive engagement in community planning.  He teaches in the Urban Affairs and Planning program at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Angotti is a recognized international leader in progressive planning. He is a founding member of Planners Network and co-editor of Progressive Planning Magazine. He has written on a wide range of issues and is a participating editor of Latin American Perspectives and Local Environment. He is a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University.
Mr. Angotti is co-editor of Service Learning in Design and Planning (New Village Press, 2012); Accidental Warriors and Battlefield Myths (Regent Press, 2011); New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate (MIT Press, 2008); Metropolis 2000: Planning, Poverty, and Politics (Routledge, 1993), Housing in Italy (Praeger, 1977), and many articles in professional journals.  He has written extensively for in New York City.

Recent Work:
Selected recent publications may be viewed by clicking on the title.
Community Land Trusts and Low-Income Multifamily Rental Housing: The Case of Cooper Square, New York City Prepared for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006.
Cities in Latin America: More Inequality Latin American Perspectives, 2006.
Ciudad Guayana: From Growth Pole to Metropolis, Central Planning to Participation.
King George III
A Disabled Tractor Trailer on the BQE Planning Poetry, 7/19/02.
Metropolis 2000, Chapter One (revised and updated)
City Planning and Environmental Justice in New York City: Waste, Race and Place November, 2001.
Big Boxes Create Exclusive Enclaves in Downtown Brooklyn November, 2001.
Planning to Rebuild New York Planners Network, Fall. 2001.
Neighborhoods Can't Plan? They Did it in Seattle August, 2001.
Ciudad Guayana: From Growth Pole to Metropolis Journal of Planning Education & Research, 2001.
Giuliani & LaGuardia: Pickles & Pasta.
The Metropolis of Enclaves: Image and Reality in Urban North America.
The Traffic in Our Future
Race Place and Waste: Community Planning in New York City New Village 1999.
Publications List:
For a complete list of Prof. Angotti's publications, click here.

Links of Interest:
Hunter College Urban Affairs and Planning
Gotham Gazette Land Use page (see archives for back issues)

Evan Mason, Senior Fellow

Faculty Collaborators:

Jill Gross, Atlantic Avenue study

Laxmi Ramasubramanian and Sigmund Shipp, Cultural Competence study

Previous Staff:

Paige Cowett, Kate Ervin, Rebecca Ferguson, Brian Paul, Sarit Platkin, April Suwalsky, Angela Tovar.