Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Cocola, James

Project Center

Venice, Italy


The retail sector of Venice has been evolving considerably since World War II, with a high number of store closures. Theories as to the cause of this phenomenon include population decline, high levels of tourism, rise of supermarkets, or a combination of these factors. This project intended to explore this phenomenon by examining and collecting current shop information and analyzing past data. Additionally, residential comfort in the city of Venice was to be examined using current shop information. Finally, this project developed a mechanism for making all of our work sustainable so that past and future shop information can be collected and inserted with ease.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts