This is the website of Pietro Anders Calogero, who finished his PhD at UC Berkeley in City and Regional Planning in 2011. Much of the site is devoted to resources for studying Kabul, where I did my dissertation fieldwork. That said, topics range from cartography to urban studies to urban politics. Occasionally there are also family blog-postings too, in my characteristically eccentric style.

Since 2012 I have been teaching an increasing number of courses at San Francisco State University. I have built another website, UrbanPolicy.net, to support the courses I teach. Since 2013 I have been posting mostly there.

About the banner photo: this was taken in Mazang village, on the south slope of Asmayi Mountain, Kabul, Afghanistan. 70% of the housing in Kabul is ‘informal,’ meaning that it was built without legal permission.