This spring semester, Associate Professor of the Practice George Frantz (M.R.P. ’91) took students in CRP 4160 – Rome Neighborhood Studies all over Italy to learn about its history as well as current initiatives that are shaping its built environment. In class field trips, students visited community gardens in Rome’s Fossa Bravetta and Naples’ Afragola neighborhoods, toured an under-development former industrial site in Turin, and met with the activists who run Eco dalle Città, a food-recycling program in the same city.

CRP students (L-R) Shayna Sarin, Nathan Revor and Emily Grace share a light moment on the way to a meeting in Pellestrina. (Image: George Frantz)

CRP students (L-R) Shayna Sarin, Nathan Revor and Emily Grace share a light moment on the way to a meeting in Pellestrina. (Image: George Frantz)

Students undertook this firsthand learning as part of Cornell in Rome, a semester-long program that gives planning, art, and architecture students at the undergraduate and graduate levels the opportunity to live and learn in Italy’s capital.

Check out the gallery above to see more highlights from the semester.

After a 6- kilometer hike to the construction site of the TAV high speed rail tunnel near Chiomonte, students in CRP 4160 partake of the local fountain in the center of the village (L-R) Shayna Sarin, Alec Faber, Lilah Rosenfield, Olivia Chaudhury, Cayla Kaplan, Emily Grace, Nathan Revor, Oliver Goldberg-Lewis. (Image: George Frantz)

After a 6- kilometer hike to the construction site of the TAV high speed rail tunnel near Chiomonte, students in CRP 4160 partake of the local fountain in the center of the village (L-R) Shayna Sarin, Alec Faber, Lilah Rosenfield, Olivia Chaudhury, Cayla Kaplan, Emily Grace, Nathan Revor, Oliver Goldberg-Lewis. (Image: George Frantz)

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