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Infosession | See Naples and Die: Cooler and Warmer


Please join RISD Global and Professors Nicole Merola and Nick De Pace for an in-depth look at the Wintersession Travel Course, See Naples and Die: Cooler and Warmer.

In this design studio, students will study the ecological and urban phenomena surrounding the problems of Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) in Naples and how both natural environmental systems and underutilized made-made infrastructural systems might be employed to solve the burgeoning problems its urban centers will face under the stresses of global climate change. Students will look extensively at how hot earth further compounds the problem of UHIE and how it poses exceptional challenges within the hazards of hydrothermal and hydro-magmatic activity so common to everyday life in consideration of the unique environmental, historical, and cultural context the bay of Naples presents.