Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron


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

Project Center

Venice, Italy