Campanella awarded Rome Prize
Thomas Campanella, DCRP associate professor was named 2010-2011 fellows of the American Academy in Rome. Campanella was tapped with the Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize in the design category for “From Rome to Robert Moses: Recovering the Legacy of Michael Rapuano.”
The American Academy in Rome is one of the leading American overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Each year, through a national juried competition, the Academy offers up to 30 Rome Prize fellowships in architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, and the humanistic approaches to ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies and modern Italian studies. The Academy was founded in 1894.
Campanella was awarded a Rome Prize in April, 2010, and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow and visiting scholar at Columbia University. Campanella focuses his research primarily on the evolution of the urban civic landscapes of the United States. He also has studied and written about the wholesale transformation of Chinese cities in the post-Mao era. His most recent book is The Concrete Dragon: China’s Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World (2008).
He is currently working on two new books: The Last Utopia chronicles the rise and fall of Soul City, North Carolina, a “new town” planned and partially built in the 1970s by civil rights leader Floyd B. McKissick. Designing the American Century examines the careers of two of the most important American landscape architects of the 20th century — Glimore D. Clarke and Michael Rapuano, creators of many of the parks, parkways and public works associated with Robert Moses in New York.
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