Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This project initiated a study of the quality of life of older Venetians. Through observations as well as interviews with older Venetians and with representatives of service agencies, we learned that Venice is a city beloved by its elderly residents. Its distinctive setting provides numerous social opportunities, strong community ties, a relaxed lifestyle, and very rich culture and history. But for all its attributes, Venice is not perfect; challenges include the high cost of living, mobility for some, and the overabundance of tourists.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences