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

The Tax to Enter Venice. A Messy, Cumbersome, Oppressive Rule

  The Brugnaro administration has presented to the City Council a long-awaited resolution, or “a regulation for the institution of the contributo d’accesso”. The rule is clearly illegal in some aspects, and difficult if not impossible to enforce. By Giuseppe Saccà 20 September 2022 The Brugnaro administration has presented to the City Council a long … More The Tax to Enter Venice. A Messy, Cumbersome, Oppressive Rule

An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

The idea is to attract innovative startups that can create jobs in the city for a future beyond the tourism monoculture. Guido Moltedo talks with Fabio Carrera, the promoter of the initiative. By Guido Moltedo, Founder and Editor of Ytali.com 4 July 2022 Ideas for making Venice a city of innovative businesses – part of … More An MIT Project to launch and locate Startups in Venice. A Discussion with Fabio Carrera.

Venice at Stake: Autocracy and Abuse in the Venice City Council

Venice at Stake: Autocracy and Abuse in the Venice City Council By Paul Rosenberg [Note: the following represents my personal interpretation of a political condition in Venice, and as such is subject to all the limitations inherent in being far away from the action and relying on public statements. But I don’t sound off very … More Venice at Stake: Autocracy and Abuse in the Venice City Council

Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

Urbanist Paola Somma, a former professor at IUAV, releases a controversial analysis. The turnaround in the management of spaces over the last twenty years is examined By Enrico Tantucci 8 Oct. 2021 The Analysis Venice is lost. Over twenty years of a systematic selloff of its buildings to private, for-profit entities have gradually emptied it … More Report: “Venice is completely privatized”. From a pearl of culture to a great expanse of real estate for a few

This is how culture in Venice is killed. An appeal in defense of the City Museums

We’re left speechless by Luigi Brugnaro’s drastic decision to close the city’s museum system, classifying it as a service that functions exclusively for tourism. With our initiative here we invite the Mayor to revisit his decisions and to promote an open discussion. By Ytali 2 January 2021 The City Museums of Venice will remain closed … More This is how culture in Venice is killed. An appeal in defense of the City Museums

Venice? Here! A View from the Sestiere, by Giovanni Leone

Venice? Here! 30 November 2020 By Giovanni Leone VENICE. I write as an inhabitant of Venice, but also as President of the Social Promotion Association Do.VE (Dorsoduro Venezia), which is made up of shopkeepers (not only of glass objects or other items for tourists but starting from those in the neighborhood such as the baker, … More Venice? Here! A View from the Sestiere, by Giovanni Leone