Rome faculty set to participate in biennial on public space

April 27, 2011

Four members of the Cornell in Rome faculty are scheduled to present during the 2011 Biennale dello Spazio Publico (Biennial of Public Space) organized by the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning. The Cornell in Rome program is a cosponsor of the event.  

This is one of most important events focused on assessing and promoting design and use of public space in urban environments all over the world, says Gregory Smith, visiting critic for the Department of City and Regional Planning, in Rome. Smith, who is on the biennales steering committee, will be codirecting a session on the history of public space in Rome, and also leading a session on teaching urban studies workshops.  

Other members of the Cornell in Rome faculty who will be making presentations at the biennale include Professor Porus Olpadwala, Visiting Critic Jan Gadeyne, and Visiting Critic Lila Yawn.  

The event will take place May 1214 at the Ex Slaughterhouse of Rome in the facilities of the Faculty of Architecture of Rome Tre University.

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