New Layers of Rome 2 iPhone app now available at no cost from the AppStore

LAYERS OF ROME 2 in Campus Martius:
Notes on Urban Design


Rome is an exceptional laboratory for the study of urban design. Walk the streets and piazzas with the Layers of Rome 2 app to learn how ancient construction shaped modern urban form. The Navigator Map directs you to 12 sites that are among the most remarkable examples of layering in central Rome’s Campus Martius—a district continuously inhabited, modified and reused for over 2000 years. Experience this urban palimpsest through 3D model animations, narrated videos and texts that amplify spatial design themes for each site.




KEYWORDS: Rome, urban design, architecture, public space, history, knowledge, palimpsest, figure-ground, linkage, place...

Professor Roger T. Trancik, FASLA
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Cornell University — USA / Rome

LAYERS OF ROME 2 APP — a glimpse

Back to CD-ROME Home