Capturing the Changing Face of the Venetian Retail Sector
The retail sector of Venice has been evolving considerably since World War II, with a high number of store closures. Theories as to the cause of this phenomenon include population decline, high levels of tourism, rise of supermarkets, or a combination of these factors. This project intended to explore this phenomenon by examining and collecting current shop information and analyzing past data. Additionally, residential comfort in the city of Venice was to be examined using current shop information. Finally, this project developed a mechanism for making all of our work sustainable so that past and future shop information can be collected and inserted with ease.