Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This Interactive Qualifying Project developed and refined tools to assist in managing Venice's boat and pedestrian traffic. We monitored boat traffic at 19 locations in Venice to improve the accuracy of a boat traffic model being developed by the Redfish Group. The completed model can be used to simulate the impact of changes in boat traffic regulations. Concurrently, we developed a pedestrian monitoring methodology to characterize behaviors of pedestrians in Venice. We used these behaviors to develop a model that can be used to manage plateatici (public spaces rented to private entities), which frequently encroach on pedestrian thoroughfares.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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