Piera Alta

YEAR: 2014 | TERM: B




Rafael L. Angelo; Joao Mauricio C. Vasconcelos; Andrea Y. Chan; Daniel C. Hill


Michael John Aghajanian



Piera Alta explored the possibility of facilitating pedestrian flood routing in Venice, Italy through a mobile web application. To address the issue of flooding, data from previous years were first examined to show the rising trend of flood frequency. Water levels were compared with pavement heights. Working with several agencies, the team was able to achieve a strong understanding of the behavior of tides within the islands of Venice and how floods may occur by using mathematical models and a tide sensor. The team created web visualizations to demonstrate these findings. The information obtained was incorporated into the design of the mobile web application. Furthermore, a mockup of the web application was created to assist those that may look toward its future implementation.