Does Venice Really Need Underwater High-speed Rail to the Airport and a Massive Sports Complex?

What possible benefits could accrue to the city from a plan that first erases the habitat of Tessera, while locating the sporting facilities for “urban regeneration” over seven kilometers from the nearest city neighborhoods? By Franco Migliorini The pressures aimed at distorting both the contents and the approval procedures for two projects, the “Bretella-Cappio” (an … More Does Venice Really Need Underwater High-speed Rail to the Airport and a Massive Sports Complex?

Incubation and Innovation: a Former Church on Giudecca Nurtures New Ventures for Venice

After being delayed by the pandemic, MITDesignX held its first successful term in 2022, concluding with the Final Pitch event on Nov. 23. By Paul Rosenberg Nov. 29, 2022 The term “startup incubator” evokes a sort of mid-2000s era image of rooms full of overworked young people, coding furiously and living at work – eating … More Incubation and Innovation: a Former Church on Giudecca Nurtures New Ventures for Venice

MoSE Saved Venice, but Bribery and Theft are to Blame for the Delays, not Environmentalists

Venice was saved from the acqua alta, that is a fact. However, we can’t let down our guard in the face of sea level rise and the need to defend the lagoon By Alberto Vitucci 24 November 2022 [Ed. Note: In the days following the avoided acqua granda on Tuesday there has been a steady … More MoSE Saved Venice, but Bribery and Theft are to Blame for the Delays, not Environmentalists

MoSE Passes its First Big Test in Venice, preventing another “Acqua Granda”

High tide and strong winds: Tuesday would have been the third biggest acqua alta ever, but instead the city remained “dry”. 23 November 2022 It was a day destined to remain in the memory of Venice and Venetians. More than 1.10 meters of difference between the sea levels recorded outside the Lido inlet (177 cm) … More MoSE Passes its First Big Test in Venice, preventing another “Acqua Granda”

A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

A three day conference at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in early November brought together a unique group of international markets, scholars, artists, local artisans and the Rialto merchants themselves to continue working on a project for revitalizing the suffering Rialto Market. By Paul Rosenberg “Venice is Alive and Asks for Help”. … More A Project For Rialto: Experiences, Food and Crafts Offer a Way Forward

Mayor Brugnaro Insults Councilor Sambo at First In-Person Council Session: Opposition walks out in protest

Opposition councilors walked out of the session in protest of the insults hurled by Mayor Brugnaro at councilor Monica Sambo: “You should wash your mouth out” and calling her a liar 10 November 2022 By Vera Mantengoli During the first in-person city council session after two years of meetings via remote, the opposition (except Cecilia … More Mayor Brugnaro Insults Councilor Sambo at First In-Person Council Session: Opposition walks out in protest

First In-Person Venice Council Meeting to be Held in Over 2 Years. Prefect Zappalorto: “Remote meetings should stop”

Opposition groups are received at Ca’ Corner. Zappalorto: “I can say that once the health emergency ended, the previous city council rules came back into force, and these call for in-person meetings”. The Fuscia party: “Commissions should also be held in person” By Eugenio Pendolini 4 November 2022 VENICE. Politics in Venice returns to in-person, … More First In-Person Venice Council Meeting to be Held in Over 2 Years. Prefect Zappalorto: “Remote meetings should stop”

Welcome to “Heroin Street” Mestre – the Drug Dealing Capital of the Northeast

A journey among users, dealers, residents and merchants on via Piave. “This place has decayed, and you can find everything”. Life after the most recent fight between pushers. “The one stabbed is a small-time boss – there are two rival groups, and anything can happen” By Franceso Furlan 28 October 2022 MESTRE. “I want to … More Welcome to “Heroin Street” Mestre – the Drug Dealing Capital of the Northeast

Work to Secure San Marco from Acqua Alta to Begin as Basilica Barriers Are Completed

The project will allow limiting the flooding caused by acqua alta, beginning in November with the procuratie Nuove and then with the installation of valves in the underground tunnels. Dialogue has been opened with businesses to limit disruptions. 28 October 2022 This morning in Venice the Superintendent of Public Works of Triveneto, Tommaso Colabufo, reviewing … More Work to Secure San Marco from Acqua Alta to Begin as Basilica Barriers Are Completed