This is the website of Pietro Anders Calogero, who finished his PhD at UC Berkeley in City and Regional Planning in 2011. Fixed pages (accessible from the navigation bar above) are mostly devoted to resources for studying Kabul, where I did my dissertation fieldwork. Blog posting topics range from urban planning to cartography to geopolitics. Occasionally there are also family blog-postings too, in my characteristically eccentric style.

From January 2012 to June 2015 I taught as a lecturer (Adjunct) at San Francisco State University. I built another website, UrbanPolicy.net, to support those courses.

In 2015 I was hired to teach at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in SuZhou, China. More on that as it unfolds!

About the banner photo: this was taken in Mazang village, on the south slope of Asmayi Mountain, Kabul, Afghanistan. By 2007 more than 70% of the housing in Kabul was ‘informal,’ meaning that it was built without legal permission, and therefore lacks legal recognition and legal protections.