In a Yale advanced studio, students designed projects that would transform Garibaldi Repubblica, a neglected site in central Milan, into a vital urban place. The book includes interviews with Bass Distinguished Visiting Fellow Gerald D. Hines; Saarinen Visiting Professor Stefan Behnisch; as well as those who participated in the studio research process: Cesar Pelli, Beatrice Trussardi, and Gianni Verga. Studio review discussions include commentary by architects Harry Cobb, George Knight, Greg Lynn, Brigitte Shim, Mark Simon, Robert A. M. Stern, Rafael Vinoly, Tod Williams, and Jay Wyper. The dynamic designs highlight current planning concepts for the site and the student's projects in response.