Faculty Bio: Tom Angotti

Tom Angotti Hunter Bio
Title: Professor
Room: 1615 HW
Phone: 212.650.3130
Email: tangotti (at) hunter.cuny.edu
Downloads: CV
Personal Website: tomangotti.com
community planning and development, environmental, international settlements

Common Courses Taught

  • URBP 719 Land Use, People and Environment
  • URBG 729 International Human Settlements
  • URBP 738/739 Studio
  • URBG 787.70 Media and Advocacy


  • Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University


Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development (CCPD). His recent book, 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. The New Century of the Metropolis: Enclave Development and Urban Orientalism was published by Routledge in 2012. His other books include Metropolis 2000: Planning Poverty and Politics, Housing in Italy and a book of short stories, Accidental Warriors.

Through the CCPD and in collaboration with others, Tom has completed studies on New York City’s PlaNYC2030, Wal-Mart, NYU’s expansion plan, Fresh Direct, and Atlantic Yards. He has collaborated on many community-based plans and written about community land trusts. He is founder and co-editor of Progressive Planning Magazine, and Participating Editor for the journals Latin American Perspectives and Local Environment. He is a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and served as Fulbright Specialist in India, Italy and Vietnam. Tom previously served as a senior planner with the City of New York and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru.