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I progetti di costruzione e l'infrastruttura extra-urbana nella Libia balbiana


Abstract


This paper analyses the case of Libya, which under Italo Balbo's government experiences had an intense construction activity and an extra-urban infrastructure. The most relevant innovation was the construction of the residential rural centers, public and private buildings of different use and the construction of the coastal road which links Libya from east to west. This connection was built in a record time, from the Egyptian border to the Tunisian border. The aim of the projects was of strategic and propagandistic nature, in order to make Libya competitive with other colonial countries of the African coast and in order to realize the great Italian dream of the "fourth shore".

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22808949a8n1p49

Keywords: Libya; Fascism; Balbo; The fourth shore

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