Aquae Urbis Romae: Waters of the City of Rome

Aquae Urbis Romae is an interactive cartographic history of the relationships between hydrological and hydraulic systems and their impact on the urban development of Rome, Italy. By charting nearly 2800 years of water infrastructure and urban development in Rome the study examines the intersections between natural hydrological systems such as springs, rain, streams, marshes, and the Tiber River, and constructed hydraulic elements such as aqueducts, fountains, sewers, bridges, conduits, that together created the water infrastructure system of Rome up to the present day. The long term goal of this project is to increase understanding of the profound relationships that exist between water systems and urbanism in Rome, and by example, in a wide range of cities, landscapes, and environments. To visit the Aquae Urbis Romae website click HERE.

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