Italy is one of the most "cement-covered" countries in Europe and in the world
In Italy as in the rest of the world, the level of urbanization is directly proportional to the needs of the population living there. With respect to land use, Italy is below the European average for residential construction (5.7% compared to the European average of 6.7%). Comparing the data to the population using the Eurostat indicator "number of rooms per inhabitant", it still appears that Italy is below the European average with 2.5 rooms/inhabitant compared to 3.2. On the other hand, the design of cities and the methods of urbanization are not the responsibility of building material suppliers, but rather the political and administrative decision-makers and the architectural proposals of urban planners and designers.