Venezia is a living utopia. An enormous pedestrian city, a city fundamentally made for humans. A place where meet in the street, where many associations are active, where you experience the calm and beauty of the only real carfree city of the "North".

But this paradize is also visited by 2000000 tourists per year. Each day there are more tourists than Venecians. Many flats are transformed into hotels, airBnBs. Almost impossible to find a place to rent. The few shops, which are not selling "souvenirs", are expensive and rare. Many buildings are simply kept empty and remain in bad state.

But associations are active

50 participants at the event in Espace About

Public transport is done by boat
Two classrooms and many visitors participated at the event at the Design and Planning School in Complex Environments Università IUAV di Venezia

This is one of the many appropriation of the public good by private interests, the old post office was transformed into the most expensive mall for tourists