Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads
Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads: Transports
Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads: Networks
Dossier. Infrastructure, Italy at a Crossroads: Territories
A Historical Perspective for the Present
Between resounding failures and unexpected successes, during the last century and a half the Italian infrastructure system has represented the modern backbone of the country. The construction of infrastructure networks has, however, lacked an overall vision and unity of intent and organic character, such that the networks were developed outside of any planning logic and were formed mostly independent of each other, without taking into account the fact that in the real world, they would be operating in the same territory. However, given the importance such networks play in the processes of growth and in the current political debate, it is essential to study them and recognize their historical roots in order to understand the present and conveniently plan the future.