October 16th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Does anyone know or know where I can find stats on how many people work in the city centres of various Italian cities like Rome, Milan, etc?
It is very easy to find this information on American cities, and I wanted to see how Italian cities compare to North America. Do they house more workers in the centre, or less, etc?
If anyone has stats on this kind of information, that would be great.
It is easy to find the information on places like Paris and London. But not for Rome, etc.
A l e x
October 18th, 2011, 06:24 PM
I have no clue on where you could find that kind of data. I suggest posting in one of the dedicated city threads: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=507
Anyway, you unwittingly rush in a longstanding debate about what can be defined as "city centre". Most italian cities once were (or still are) surrounded by walls, but not all agree to consider whatever lies inside as "centre", while some would include historical areas extra moenia.
I suppose you considered the municipality of Paris and the City of London as "centre" in your inquiry, so the nearest comparision to Milan and Rome is respectively the Zona 1 and the 1st Municipio. Those are the areas more commonly referred as "historical centre", which in Italy with few exceptions still stands as synonymous of "city centre".
Italian cities will definitely score lower than american cities, given that the latter's "centres" are usually mostly identified by their CBDs. Comparision with other european cities is less obvious, although as I highlighted before all lays on the definition of "centre".
Your's is an interesting matter, feedback would be much appreciated.
Good luck on your research. ;)
October 19th, 2011, 10:57 AM
A l e x
October 21st, 2011, 12:05 PM