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Since Italian unification, growing importance has been attributed to the health and safety of dwelling places, the improvement of buildings and the development of public works.

Ever since the beginning of the 20th century numerous laws have been passed with the aim of providing new regulations for the various phases of town and territorial development. In 1930, the considerable boost to reclamation works in Italy led to the creation of new cities, especially in the regions Lazio and Sardegna, creating the need for functional systems linking different urban areas. Later on, the urbanisation process that accompanied Italian industrialisation highlighted the need for new structures and the completion of adequate public works to support the development in course. 

Right from the first years since Italian unification, the need for statistics on constructions to orientate choices and decisions was therefore evident... full text 

 

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