ATER Venezia: two thousand vacant public housing units

Plans call for the sale of 1,000 units to raise money for restoration work. The opposition: “A failed policy” By Mitia Chiarin 7 June 2022 VENEZIA. The subject of restoring the public housing assets in Venice re-emerged from the 2021 reports submitted by the Regional ATER, triggering a debate and general concern in a city … More ATER Venezia: two thousand vacant public housing units

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”

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.

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

Ten Thousand homes are empty, and one in five is public housing

“Active policies are required to encourage the settlement of new residents: otherwise the social fabric will be extinguished”   By Vera Mantengoli 4 February 2021 It has always been a problem and the solution has not yet been found. We are talking about housing and how it is always more and more difficult for a … More Ten Thousand homes are empty, and one in five is public housing

UNESCO to Venice: stop the exodus of residents

The organization also criticizes the sale of public buildings by the City without restrictions on type of use. By Enrico Tantucci 24 August 2020 VENEZIA. Stop the exodus and increase the number of residents in Venice, with new policies to facilitate acquiring housing and a job that is outside the tourism sector. Among the fifty … More UNESCO to Venice: stop the exodus of residents

“Nothing changes if you change nothing” Two demonstrations bring out crowds of concerned – and distanced – Venetians.

On Monday, June 1 we met at 2 PM in campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo and in campo San Francesco della vigna, forming two human chains converging towards Fondamenta Nuove, respecting health precautions (distancing and masks), two arms that met in a handshake at the fondamenta, near the hospital, an essential public service for the … More “Nothing changes if you change nothing” Two demonstrations bring out crowds of concerned – and distanced – Venetians.

Report on focus group project presents residents concerns in Venice and Mestre

The results of research done by candidate Martini together with sociologist Schiavon are presented. Among the points, the lack of skilled work and mass tourism By Eugenio Pendolini May 1, 2020 “Out of control construction is ugly, does harm and produces violence”. “Mestre and Marghera have potential but they must be developed. An industrial and … More Report on focus group project presents residents concerns in Venice and Mestre

ATER Venezia: the abandonment of public housing in the Historic City, 2011 – 2018

Author: Orazio Alberti, OCIO, Independent Observatory on Housing in Venice 4 February 2020 This article is an extract of a more detailed study that can be read at this link (in Italian). The material that we present here takes its cue from the “Walk to reclaim housing” promoted by OCIO, which took place in Castello … More ATER Venezia: the abandonment of public housing in the Historic City, 2011 – 2018

Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”

The President of the Municipality of Venice, Giovanni Andrea Martini, who is a candidate for Mayor in the 2020 election, offers some thoughts on 2019 and the results of the Brugnaro Administration’s policies. 31 December 2019 “This is an administration that has aggravated the fundamental problems and has created new ones”. The judgement of Giovanni … More Martini on 2019: “Only tourism, rent, and beds are growing”