De Muro, Pasquale, Salvatore Monni, and Pasquale Tridico (2007). "Urban modernization and human development: a new renaissance in Rome?" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

When analysing Rome in terms of human development, we discover that although in aggregate terms growth appears accompanied by an overall expansion of well-being, on the other side it seem that social indicators do not always follow that growth, and human development is uneven on the municipal territory, revealing wide inequalities and polarization.