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”

Impossible Rents in Venice. Gruppo 25 Aprile: “8 new tourist beds a day”

19 September 2019 Looking for a home to rent in Venice is becoming an almost impossible undertaking. Two new Regional laws are entering the context of this critical problem, recognized by everyone. The laws which are coming into effect are: No. 23 of 19 June 2019, which spells out “Rules regarding tourist lodgings”, and whose … More Impossible Rents in Venice. Gruppo 25 Aprile: “8 new tourist beds a day”

The “Venice effect” in Mestre: rents are sky high, two room apartments at 900 Euro

Tourism is affecting leases as well: owners choose to rent day by day. Real estate agents: “Sale prices are returning to pre-Euro levels” By Mitia Chiarin 20 August 2019 MESTRE. The unstoppable push towards tourist rentals, on the mainland as well, is a problem confronted daily. Those who are looking for a home to live … More The “Venice effect” in Mestre: rents are sky high, two room apartments at 900 Euro

Florence joins Venice and ten other cities in appeal to EU to regulate online short term rentals.

[What follows is a joint press release by Progetto Firenze and Gruppo 25 Aprile. – Ed.] Joint Press Release Florence and Venice, 26 June 2019 With a statement released to La Stampa, commissioner Cecilia del Re, who is responsible for urban planning and tourism, has announced the City of Florence’s intention to sign on to … More Florence joins Venice and ten other cities in appeal to EU to regulate online short term rentals.

The City of Venice signs on to Gruppo 25 Aprile’s appeal to regulate Airbnb type rentals

Together with 10 other cities Venice has requested that the EU require platforms that advertise short term rentals on the web to respect local and national laws regarding registration 22 June 2019 Zero tolerance for the out of control spread of Airbnb, tourist room rentals and short term property rentals. This is a sentiment shared … More The City of Venice signs on to Gruppo 25 Aprile’s appeal to regulate Airbnb type rentals