Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Cocola, James

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This Interdisciplinary Qualifying Project worked to study and improve the mobility efficiency of the historic city center of Venice. We evaluated and quantified pedestrian traffic at 10 high volume bridges and 5 boat stops within the highly touristed and popular district of San Marco. A dynamic computer model visualizing pedestrian movement through San Marco was developed in collaboration with the RedFish Group to help understand the resultant effects of urban changes to ultimately increase mobility efficiency. Traffic through this model was validated by the field counts of pedestrian traffic. Concurrently, we developed a smart-phone navigation application to help pedestrians navigate the city using the public transit system.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts