Cornell in Rome: 2016 Neighborhood Studies
Students in the urban studies Rome Workshop spend 20 hours per week in neighborhoods outside the core historic district exploring public space, urban design, social housing, infrastructure services, immigrant integration, tourism, historic preservation, and economic development. Students meet with professional planners, government officials, community activists, and others responsible for urban policy making. At the end of the semester, each student group presents their findings in a neighborhood study. In spring 2016, URS juniors studied these three peripheral Rome neighborhoods: Acilia, Primavalle, and Piscine Torre Spaccata. Posters from their studies are on display in the West Sibley Exhibition Hallway.