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Domenic Vitiello helps lead the Community and Economic Development concentration. He teaches courses on strategic planning, food systems, immigration, and urban history. He also teaches for Penn’s Urban Studies Program (http://urban.ssc.upenn.edu) and is a senior fellow of Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives (www.cphi.upenn.edu). Trained as a planner and historian, His research focuses on community and economic development institutions, migration, and urban agriculture. His historical scholarship includes books on the economic development and decline of Philadelphia. As a practitioner, He has worked with public, private, and third sector organizations in community development and food system planning. He has served as founding president of the Philadelphia Orchard Project (www.phillyorchards.org); board chair of JUNTOS/Casa de los Soles (www.vamosjuntos.org) and on the boards of the African Cultural Alliance of North America (www.acanaus.org) and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph).