Tom Angotti

On the heels of its third urban dialogue panel on Oct. 10, Fordham’s Urban Studies program welcomes Tom Angotti, Ph.D., professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Angotti, who is also director of Hunter College’s Center for Community Planning & Development, joins Fordham as the first Urban Studies Distinguished Scholar.

He will be at Fordham all this week, participating in undergraduate and graduate courses, meeting with students and faculty, and delivering a public lecture, “The New Century of the Metropolis: Urban Enclaves and Orientalism.”

Wednesday, October 24
5:30 p.m. 
South Lounge
Lincoln Center campus

Angotti’s most recent book, The New Century of the Metropolis: Enclave Development and Urban Orientalism, was published by Routledge in 2011. His tome New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate (MIT Press, 2008) won the Paul Davidoff Award in 2009 and International Planning History Society Book Prize in 2010.

New Village Press recently published Service-Learning in Design and Planning: At the Boundaries, which he co-edited with Cheryl Doble and Paula Horrigan. His other books include Metropolis 2000: Planning Poverty and Politics and Housing in Italy. (Routledge, 1993)

The distinguished scholar program brings internationally known urban studies scholars and practitioners to Fordham to interact with students, faculty, and the life of the university. It is made possible by a gift from Podell, Schwartz, Schechter & Banfield, LLP.

—Patrick Verel