Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Project Center

Venice, Italy


The Venetian retail sector has evolved since World War II. In 2004, students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute have studied this evolution of the stores, revealing at least 4506 shops in Venice of which 856 are now closed. Moreover, many residential stores have since been converted to cater tourists. Reasons for these changes include demographic decline, increase in tourists, and the advent of supermarkets. This year, store data in Castello was collected and a foundation for future conclusions was made.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs