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Lessons from Ancient Rome—public and private funding of roads

Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

All roads lead to Rome, as the saying goes, but constructing those roads often depended on a combination of political patronage, military conscription, and public funds. This writer gives an overview of road construction in the ancient Roman empire, looking to draw lessons for infrastructure development in the modern world today.


Investing in Infrastructure: Funding Roads in Ancient Rome and Today

By Sarah Bond


June 30, 2017

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