Urbanizing the Eternal City: How did the ancient Romans transform and adapt to Rome’s riverine landscape?
Andrea L. Brock
World Development Perspectives, 2022, vol. 26, issue C
This case study considers the trajectory of Ancient Rome’s urban development in its riverine environment. Recent geoarchaeological investigations in Rome’s river valley have shed light on the pre-urban setting and landscape changes that occurred alongside urbanization. With these new discoveries and a rich corpus of archaeological and historical evidence, Rome offers one of the longest records available for exploring how rivers impact cities and cities impact rivers.
Keywords: Environmental history; Geoarchaeology; Ancient Rome; Urbanization; Urban flood risks; Flood mitigation strategies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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