Course Leader

Giulio Verdini
Roudaina Al Khani

DESIGNING CITIES IS an integrated course bringing together knowledge about the city, its architecture and urban planning, to design more sustainable places and futures in both local and international contexts.
The course addresses the challenge of building sustainable cities by training a new generation of experts capable of facing the complexity of cities to understand the forces that shape them and to provide innovative and creative solutions for their urgent problems, including climate change and increasing social inequalities. We are committed to deliver, in our teaching and research, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular Goal no.11: ‘To make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’; and Goal no.13: ‘Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts’.