Italy

Rome's new mayor spent two decades in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and he's bringing lessons learned while living car-free in the United States to help solve Rome's traffic problems.
Dec 17, 2013   philly.com
Elisabetta Povoledo reports on a long-term plan unveiled last week to protect Pompeii from the impact of nature, tourists, and organized crime.
Apr 9, 2012   The New York Times
Laura Allsop chronicles the controversial plans, which have caused consternation amongst heritage workers and restorers.
Jan 12, 2012   CNN
Chuck Wolfe admires the creative thinking which has reinvented the dramatic setting between two Italian hill towns.
Dec 14, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
The Milan apartment building will feature a tree on each balcony, at only 5% of the construction costs. Christopher Woodward takes us deeper into the project and others in the "living architecture" movement.
Oct 29, 2011   Financial Times
As floods increase and the tourist-focus of the city pervades, Venice, Italy is losing much of its charm -- and its native population.
Mar 3, 2011   Der Spiegel
The small town of Perugia, Italy has left its traffic worries behind by implementing various driving restrictions and transportation solutions like escalators and a "minimetro".
Feb 3, 2011   National Geographic
Rome has instituted a new tax on tourists aimed at building a fund to restore its crumbling infrastructure. But some worry it will drive tourists away.
Jan 18, 2011   Der Spiegel
Rome, a city steeped in history, is struggling to retain and protect its historical identity as the city modernizes and expands.
Jul 9, 2010   The New York Times
Plans to construct a new cargo port near Venice has some conservationists up in arms. They say the plans would exacerbate rising water levels and further endanger the flood-prone ancient city.
Sep 13, 2009   The Guardian
Through the use of infrared aerial photography, the lost ancient Roman city of Altinum has been found.
Aug 3, 2009   Der Spiegel