Carlotta Fioretti

Carlotta Fioretti has taught for Cornell in Rome since 2009. During the past few years, she has conducted research activities at Architecture and Design Scotland, Censis Foundation, and Roma Tre University where she is currently a postdoctoral fellow. Her interests concern urban regeneration, social inclusion, and immigration and the city — themes she has contributed to with publications in Italian and international journals. She is a founding member of the association ETICity that participated in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice.

Fioretti studied architecture at IUAV University of Venice, and urban regeneration at Heriot–Watt University of Edinburgh. In 2011 she received a Ph.D. in urban policy from Roma Tre University.

Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 4160 Rome WorkshopThis course focuses on the city as a system through the analysis of (1) a set of neighborhoods and (2) issues affecting these neighborhoods. We will consider the relationship of these neighborhoods and issues to the functioning of the contemporary city of Rome and the wellbeing of its residents. During the first half of the semester, students work in groups to learn about a particular neighborhood through a variety of methods. For the second half of the semester, student groups select and analyze a policy issue based on their neighborhood studies. The course will consider issues relating to infrastructure, provision of services, urban design, social inclusion, economic development and governance.   

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Roma Tre University (2013–15)
  • RC21 grant for participation at the ISA World Congress, Yokohama (2014)
  • Best Paper Award for the track "What can be termed 'good' in planning?" at the 4th YA meeting, Landscapes of Planning (2010)
  • Marie Curie EU-Fellowship for Conferences and Training Courses to attend the Future Urban Research in Europe - FUTURE program, The Ethnically Diverse City (2008)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • "Migrants as 'Energy' for Urban Planning and Policy, Reversing the Perspective: The Case of Rome, Italy," presented at the 2014 International Metropolis Conference, Milan (November 2014)
  • "Comparing Two 'Banglatowns,' Reflections on the Use and Transformation of the Streets in Rome and London," with Paola Briata, presented at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama (July 2014)
  • "Regeneration and Social Inclusion in Italy, Policy and Practices: The case of Pigneto, Rome," presented at the AHRC Roman Modernities, Network Regeneration in London and Rome, UCL and University of Warwick (July 2013)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Diversity and Interculturalism, a Critique and a Defence. Going Through Multiethnic Neighbourhoods in Rome,"The Intercultural City: Migration, Minorities and the Management of Diversity, with Marco Cremaschi and editors G. Marconi and E. Ostanel, IB Tauris Publisher (London, 2015)
  • "Rome Undergraduate Planning Workshop: A Reflexive Approach to Neighborhood Studies," Planning Theory and Practice, with Gregory Smith, Mildred Warner, and Claudia Meschiari (February 2014)
  • "Do-it-yourself Housing for Immigrants in Rome: Simple Reaction or Possible Way Out," The Ethnically Diverse City, volume 4 of the Future Urban Research in Europe, editors Frank Eckardt and John Eade (Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2011)