Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron

Project Center

Venice, Italy


The rise of supermarkets has provided Venetian residents with a large variety of goods in one convenient location, which coupled with competitive pricing make supermarkets a favorable choice for locals. This competition along with depopulation places a strain on small food stores. Since 1924, 49% of all Venetian food stores have closed. This store closure leaves many neighborhoods not serviced by either a supermarket or food store clusters, making it inconvenient for Venetians to complete routine shopping trips. This project explored the feasibility of a locally sourced and distributed marketplace comprised of revitalized local food stores. By conducting a case study on the Venetian neighborhood, Campo do Pozzi, we determined that a marketplace of this kind would be feasible in Venice.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering