Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?

The initiative is being organized by Terra e Acqua. “This is our idea of a participatory budget. We want to involve two thousand people” By Marta Artico 9 April 2022 MESTRE. The ‘Bosco dello Sport’(‘The Forest of Sport’, the rebranded ‘green’ project for the sports complex being planned by the Brugnaro administration)? “A project come … More Survey launched for residents of Mestre and Venice: “Is the stadium a priority for the city?

Serious understaffing at city nursery schools persists. City of Venice expands nursery and primary school privatization.

Opposition councilors once again decry the lack of staffing at some nursery schools: “The ratio of children to teachers is not being respected”. [Ed. Note: This post is a combination of two stories about public schools in Venice that appeared within days of each other. To echo what is said in these articles, if you … More Serious understaffing at city nursery schools persists. City of Venice expands nursery and primary school privatization.

Brugnaro responds to Segre: “Let’s meet about housing”

The Alta Tensione Abitativa campaign, which has crafted a proposed law for the regulation of short-term rentals of residential homes has received a positive response to its request for a technical meeting to compare proposals with Mayor Brugnaro, who has said his ideas are very similar. Prof. Filippo Celata of Sapienza Rome will also be … More Brugnaro responds to Segre: “Let’s meet about housing”

Study shows significant sediment loss in the Lagoon caused by activations of MoSE to protect Venice

The action of the barriers at the inlets stirs up sediment on the lagoon floor, which then ends up settling in the canals, while at the same time preventing replenishing of sediments, which happens mostly during high tides 1 April 2022 VENEZIA. A team of researchers coordinated by the University of Padova has shown how … More Study shows significant sediment loss in the Lagoon caused by activations of MoSE to protect Venice

Budget Surplus of 91 million Euro for 2021: “Services have been cut from the City”

The Democratic Party: “This money is meant to pay for primary schools, transportation and culture. There have been scarce investments on public housing. The sports complex is a mortgage on future resources” 24 March 2022 The management report for the City of Venice will close with a budget surplus of 91 million Euros for 2021, … More Budget Surplus of 91 million Euro for 2021: “Services have been cut from the City”

A Tourism Council for a Shared Model of the City

“If the conditions of livability are not optimal, we can create as many university campuses as we want, but the young people will not stay… we require a public policy that is strongly directed at supporting and giving new impetus to living in the city” 24 March 2022 VENICE. “A Tourism Council in Venice, like … More A Tourism Council for a Shared Model of the City

Murano, expensive gas and an endless crisis. The Signoretto glassworks shuts down its furnaces

Paola, daughter of Pino, the glass artist known around the world, voices her anger. “If my father was still alive he would die from the pain of seeing all this” By Vera Mantengoli 17 March 2022 MURANO. “If my father were still alive he would die of pain to see what is happening”. Paola Signoretto, … More Murano, expensive gas and an endless crisis. The Signoretto glassworks shuts down its furnaces

Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

A law for regulation of the activity of short-term rental and the protection of residents in cities with high housing pressure By Giovanni Leone 9 March 2022 Last November, director Andrea Segre offered the city a free screening of the film Welcome Venice, which is set on Giudecca, and tells the story of the conflict … More Housing and Tourism. Citizens Groups Propose A Bill.

MoSE and rising seas. D’Alpaos: “It will have to be raised every day”

Consultant Adami: when we designed it we didn’t know. The reply: the scientific predictions have been known for a long time. By Alberto Vitucci 15 Feb. 2022 [Ed. Note: This story is obviously several weeks old, but your humble translator has been working on a big deadline… which has past, so now I am back … More MoSE and rising seas. D’Alpaos: “It will have to be raised every day”

Arsenale and the city, a vital symbiosis being suffocated by Brugnaro

This administration’s decision to give up areas that are so important and strategic for Venice is incomprehensible. The only objective is to use the area as a backdrop for parties, events or fashion shows. By Monica Sambo 17 February 2022 The city is conceding areas of Arsenale instead of giving a future to the city! … More Arsenale and the city, a vital symbiosis being suffocated by Brugnaro