My Rome study focuses on the 1927-1930 Italian sojourn of American landscape architect Michael Rapuano, and how it helped shape the urban landscape of metropolitan New York.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Thomas J. Campanella is an urbanist and historian whose work focuses on the planning, design and development of cities. He is associate professor of urban planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 2002. Campanella has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, and has held teaching and visiting appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Columbia University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His books include "The Concrete Dragon: China's Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008); "Republic of Shade: New England and the American Elm" (Yale University Press, 2003), winner of the Spiro Kostof Award from the Society of Architectural Historians; and "Cities from the Sky: An Aerial Portrait of America" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001). He also co-edited "The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster" (Oxford University Press, 2005) with Lawrence J. Vale. Campanella's essays on architecture and urbanism have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Metropolis, Wired, Salon, Orion, Places, Obit, Harvard Design Magazine, and Architectural Record. Campanella holds a PhD in urban planning from MIT, a Master's degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University and a BS in environmental studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.