Ombretta Romice


  • United Kingdom


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Personal Statement

Ombretta is Senior Lecturer and past President of IAPS, the International Association for People Environment Studies ( (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 (, 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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Research Output

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

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    78 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)


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

    Author: Maxwell, J. A., 25 Nov 2016

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Finding the plot : a plot-based housing development model applied to physical regeneration in Glasgow

    Author: Barbour, G., 20 May 2018

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    International Seminar on Urban Form

    Ombretta Romice (Chair), Sergio Porta (Chair), Alessandra Feliciotti (Organiser), Martin Fleischmann (Organiser)
    29 Jun 20213 Jul 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

    1st International Urban Design Conference

    Ombretta Romice (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    9 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

    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