Francesca RICCARDO is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Arkansas Rome Program. She is Ph.D. in Sustainable Urban Design with a background in architectural composition. Since 2006 she deals with research and education in architecture, with a special focus on neighborhood regeneration and housing. In 2008, she defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Renovation strategies for social housing estates” at the Roma Tre University, Italy. She did most of her research at the Delft University of Technology, Holland, thanks to a one-year scholarship of the Rotary Foundation by the Rotary International. After a two years research contract at this university, she came back to Italy where she worked as a researcher and teacher at the Venice University Institute of Architecture, IUAV, the Sapienza University of Rome, and the University Studies Abroad Consortium of the Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo. She now works at the University of Arkansas Rome Program where she teaches Architectural Design Studio, Advanced Design Studio-Urban Focus, Advanced Architecture Studies-Ways of Seeing the Periphery, Landscape Architecture Design Studio-International Urban Place, Interior Design Studio, Architecture of the City (drawing), Modern and Contemporary Rome (history and drawing), and Interior Design Tours-Discover the Beauty of Italian Detail.