CityCity Magazine feature ‘Venice: a shifting metaphor for the human condition’

Below the article ‘Venice: a shifting metaphor for the human condition’ by Dominic Standish is reproduced from CityCity Magazine, Issue 3, Autumn 2013. For the full issue including the other articles please refer to wwww.citycitymagazine.com and contact the Editor, William Arthurs. CityCity Magazine, in the Autumn 2013 Issue, also published a book review of Venice … Continue reading

Book review published in CityCity Magazine of ‘Venice in Environmental Peril? Myth and Reality’

The following review was published in the Autumn 2013 Issue Three of CityCity Magazine in London. Venice in Environmental Peril? Myth and Reality Dominic Standish University Press of America, 2012 Paperback £22-95 306 pp 978-0761856641 Reviewed by Federica Palomba, Sapienza University of Rome Venice is generally thought of as a city in environmental peril because … Continue reading

Veneto Court rejects national restrictions on cruise ships navigating Venice lagoon

The Veneto regional court (TAR) accepted a request to suspend restrictions on large cruise ships passing through the Venetian lagoon on 17 March 2014. The request had been submitted by the organisation Venice Terminal Passengers (VTP) that manages passengers for the Port of Venice, in addition to several companies working in the port and a … Continue reading

Venice’s ‘MOSE’ mobile dams; First test for 4 barriers successful

Four mobile barriers of Venice’s dam project have been tested at the North Lido inlet where the Venetian lagoon meets the Adriatic Sea. This test was successfully completed on 12 October 2013 and images of the first four of a total 78 barriers can be viewed in this link: Mose, si alzano le prime paratoie … Continue reading

Film of Manchester Salon debate: Modernisation, development and conservation

Modernisation, development and conservation Dominic Standish, Angela Connelly, Tom Jarman and Alex Solk opened up ‘sustainable development’ to some critical thinking, chaired by Jane Leach. This debate was organised by Manchester Salon, partnered by Manchester Society of Architects and was hosted at Manchester School of Architecture on 24 April 2013. The debate addressed topics of … Continue reading

Paper published about Venice and Italy: Renewables Policy as a Barrier to Energy Innovation

This academic paper by Dominic Standish has been published in the journal Energy and Environment, Vol. 23, No. 6 & 7, 2012. The full text of the paper is available using the publisher’s website here: Italy: Renewables Policy as a Barrier to Energy Innovation This is the abstract of the paper: Italy’s limited natural energy … Continue reading

Book review of ‘Venice in Environmental Peril? Myth and Reality’

Elisabetta Gasparoni has written a very perceptive and thorough review of my book Venice in Environmental Peril? Myth and Reality (UPA, 2012). This is a link to the review on The Future Cities project website: Venice: Myth and Reality. The review was also re-published by Spiked-online on 30 November 2012 here: Is Venice really sinking? … Continue reading

New investment for innovative offshore platform to develop Venice’s port

Plans to develop Venice’s port with an offshore platform and changes to onshore facilities are progressing. In January 2013, €2.45BN was committed to this project. This was announced in an article in the Venetian newspaper La Nuova Venezia, which can be read using this link: Tre_miliardi The plan is to construct a four kilometre-shipping terminal … Continue reading

Venice threatened by ‘natural’ pollution: City Council requests urgent intervention

Over the last couple of days some Venetian waters have been turning green due to an invasion of algae, as can be seen in the picture below: Algae has affected the area near the Liberty Bridge, Venice’s internal canals (including parts of the Grand Canal) and islands, especially near the beach area of the Lido. … Continue reading

America’s Cup comes to Venice, environmental “miserablism” starts

The first America’s Cup event will be held in Venice between 12 and 20 May, 2012, with a repetition planned for 2013. This is an exciting event that will bring visitors and revenue to the city, but environmental campaigners have already started protesting about extra tourists and environmental impact. These claims run contrary to Venice’s … Continue reading

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