The city of Pompeii was destroyed in 79 CE because of the eruption of Vesuvius. The importance of Pompeii is that it held an urban system which depicted the public space for the Romans. Recurrently, we could see the traces of other cultures as well in Pomeii. The Greek long orthogonal blocks and the Roman square blocks were recognizable in the city plan.


The benefit of the raised sidewalks and stepping stones was for pedestrians to cross the streets without getting dirt from the water coming through the canals and the fountains from aqueduct. The water transportation was well developed. The community centers just like Pompeii consisted of a forum, a temple and a basilica. Other than that, the Forum of Pompeii, the major public place, was set on an axial orientation typical for the Roman. The planing of the city was based on a modular proportional system which was managable for expanding.