Rome – “the Eternal City” and “the Capital of the World” – is a true global city and home of much of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture, developed over its history which spans more than 2,700 years. It is also a virtual laboratory to learn how a city grows over time through strategic urban planning, how its architecture has evolved over time and is influenced by its context, how preservation and sustainability can and should reinforce each other, and how the lives of its citizens are enriched and ennobled by urban planning and architectural design. Part One will begin with the origins of Rome (753 B.C.), followed the architecture of by Ancient Rome and the Roman Republic (509 B.C. to 27 B.C.), Classical Rome (Third Century A.D.), Medieval Rome (500 A.D.-1400 A.D.), and Renaissance Rome (1420s-1600). Part Two will begin with Baroque Rome (1600-1750) and the design structure of the city, followed by the architecture of early modern and modern Rome. John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP will present a range of architecture across the history of Rome – a city of layers, written and overwritten.