This city is struggling to reverse decades of poorly regulated development and address its informal housing neighborhoods, inadequate infrastructure provision, and sprawl. This activity has made Rome highly vulnerable to flooding and other disruptions, which threaten to undermine social cohesion and prosperity in this city of immense cultural and economic significance. Rome’s city limits include large expanses of still viable rural land and natural reserves, and its forward looking planners are focused on transforming these assets in order to maintain and protect its environment and build long-term resilience to shocks and stresses.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal / Tidal Flooding
  • Displaced Populations / Migrants
  • Earthquake
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Extreme Cold
  • Extreme Heat
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Landslide
  • Liquefaction
  • Poor Air Quality
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion
  • Traffic Congestion
  • Water Insecurity

Snapshot of Rome

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    POPULATION AS OF 2010

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