The Open Cities Laboratory (OCL) cluster is our center for research on the social, spatial and environmental complexities of the 21st century city. With us you will focus on Rome but the issues explored can be applied to any city.
Cities are humankind’s nature. They offer opportunities not only for innovation and economic growth but for a positive impact on the environment. The courses taught in the Open Cities Laboratory take advantage of our critical location in Rome, a European capital at the crossroads of the global north and south.
OCL CLUSTER COURSE OFFERINGS
Through our courses, internships & programs in the OCL cluster, you will study the historic growth and transformation of the city, the challenges it has repeatedly faced over time, and those it faces today. You will learn to reflect on questions such as how Rome proposes dealing with its changing climate. Our courses in the OCL cluster include:
OCL 201 Layers of Rome
OCL 210 Sustainable Rome
OCL 302 Urban Regeneration and Preservation
OCL 401 Urban Placemaking and Environmental Design Studio