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Personal Statement

Ombretta is Senior Lecturer and past President of IAPS, the International Association for People Environment Studies (www.iaps-association.org) (2008-2012; on Board of Trustees 2004-2008). She also served on the AESOP Board until 2004.

Her teaching and research are in the areas of urban design, environment behaviour studies, urban morphology and user participation in design. She holds a PhD in urban design and a Post Doc in housing and regeneration sponsored by the EU.

She is part of the Urban Design Studies Unit in the Department (www.udsu-strath.com), and is an Associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and of the Higher Education Academy.

She teaches in the MSc in Urban Design, in the MArch in Advanced Architectural Design and across the Department especially in 4th year, in all options to do with urban design and the city and dissertations.

She regurarly gets nominated in the Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards; in 2016, she won the 'Most Innovative Teacher of teh Year".

Ombretta also runs teaching exchange modules in serveral European Countires, and has recently won a Visitng Professorship in Venice. 


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Projects 2001 2020

Selected Research Output 1999 2018

1 Citations

Assessing the multi-sensory qualities of urban space

Lucas, R. & Romice, O., May 2010, In : Psyecology. Bilingual Journal of Environmental Psychology. 1, 2, p. 263-276 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

holistic approach
9 Citations

Preserving the cultural identity of Chinese cities in urban design through a typomorphological approach

Chen, F. & Romice, O., 2009, In : Urban Design International. 14, 1, p. 36-54 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cultural identity
urban design
urban development

Representing sensory experience in urban design

Lucas, R. & Romice, O., 2008, In : Design Principles and Practices. 2, 4, p. 83-94 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Urban Design
Sensory Experience
Urban Space


Designing for "Life between buildings" : modeling the relationship between streetscape qualities and pedestrian activity in Glasgow, Scotland

Author: Maxwell, J. A., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Porta, S. (Supervisor) & Romice, O. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Urban morphometrics: towards a quantitative science of urban form

Author: Dibble, J. L., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Porta, S. (Supervisor) & Romice, O. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2000 2018

Glasgow City Council (External organisation)

Ombretta Romice (Advisor)
12 Oct 201831 Oct 2022

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

IAPS 25th International Congress.

Ombretta Romice (Participant)
9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences


Spatial research for improved community engagement and rationalisation of urban resources.

Ombretta Romice (Participant), Sergio Porta (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalProfessional practice, training and standards, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment