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rome MAPPING A GOOD GOVERNANCE CHALLENGE FOR AN OPEN SUSTAINABLE CITY

Europa | Roma

After the cities and metropolises of the five continents, TheCityPlan returns to Italy. A year and a half after examining Milan, we now turn to the capital, Rome, known the world over as “the Eternal City”. Today, Rome extends for about 1,200 km² and has 2.8 million inhabitants. As usual, TheCityPlan research team examines the city with the aid of five, GIS-based maps providing a series of snapshots of key features: population density, topography, service provision, public transport and urban vegetation. Analyzing the same features for each city in our series not only provides an in-depth picture of each city. It also allows inter-city comparison and throws light on how urban development policies have been implemented. Rome’s population map shows areas of high residential density right up to the historic center, i.e. where most of its famous historical buildings and monuments are...

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