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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 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

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
10 Citations (Scopus)

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

Prosperity and slums : a dynamic trajectory for positive development

Author: Abubakar, A., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Romice, O. (Supervisor) & Salama, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2000 2021

International Seminar on Urban Form

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

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

Journal of Urban Research and Development (JURD) (Journal)

Ombretta Romice (Peer reviewer)
25 May 20191 May 2022

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review


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