Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.


Like doctors diagnosing ailments, Venice’s shops act as indicators for underlying trends occurring throughout the city. Over the past 50 years, Venice’s population has seen a large increase in tourists and a sharp decline in lifelong residents. To draw meaningful conclusions about the trends caused by this demographic shift, data about business in Venice must be collected. The goal of this project is to collect data about the type, number, and location of stores in Venice, and to add this data to the VPC’s database. The website that displays this data will also be updated with a modern look. The data will then be visualized using the website and analyzed to show how demographic shifts may be correlated to changes in Venice’s retail landscape.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project