Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This team explored the critical issues related to the Venetian housing market including availability of housing assistance and the properties owned and managed in Venice by various agencies. We also studied the nature and extent of tourist vacation rentals in Venice. We created computer scripts to monitor the vacation rental listings so that long term trends could be studied to determine the impact of the industry on housing in Venice. After analyzing the data and research, the team offered possible solutions for regulation of the tourist vacation rental industry and potential initiatives to assist the city in providing affordable housing for its residents


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering