NYU Urban Seminar: Solly Angel
April 26, 2016
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208, 40 Washington Square South, New York City (RSVP here)
Solly Angel, Director of the Urban Expansion Program at NYU Stern and a Professor of City Planning at the Marron Institute, will be leading this discussion series. This event is part of the NYU Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Marron Institute and the NYU Furman Center.
Shlomo (Solly) Angel is a Professor of City Planning at the MarronInstitute. He leads the Urban Expansion initiative at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project, a joint research center of the Stern School of Business and the Marron Institute. Angel is an expert on urban development policy, having advised the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He currently focuses on documenting and planning for urban expansion in thedeveloping world. In 1973, he started a program in Human Settlements Planning and Development at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok. He taught at the Institute from 1973 to 1983, while researching housing and urban development in the cities of East, South, and Southeast Asia. From the mid-80s to mid-90s, he worked as a housing and urban development consultant to UN-Habitat, the Asian Development Bank, and the Government ofThailand. In 2000, he published Housing Policy Matters, a comparativestudy of housing conditions and policies around the world. From 2000 onward, he prepared housing sector assessments of 11 Latin America and Caribbean countries for the IDB and the World Bank. Angel earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a doctorate in city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley.