Research, reports and books

About the projects

Flooding and Environmental Challenges for Venice and its Lagoon, 2005

In 2003 Venice in Peril Fund under its then Chairman Anna Somers Cocks organised a ‘state of knowledge’ conference on the lagoon of Venice, with the collaboration of Churchill College, Cambridge and CORILA. The aim of the project was to gather together the work of scholars and experts in a cross-disciplinary effort to exchange knowledge and assess the challenges facing Venice and its lagoon. This scholarly and technical book was published following the project in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. Out of print

The Science of Saving Venice, 2004

Caroline Fletcher and Jane da Mosto  wrote this layman’s introduction to the issues facing the lagoon, drawing on the expertise gathered during the Cambridge research project. It remains a useful companion guide. Buy here 

The Venice Report, Demography, Tourism, Financing and Change of Use of Buildings, 2009

Published in 2009 following research commissioned by Venice in Peril Fund and carried out by Cambridge University Architecture Department.  It examines the issues of pollution, tourism management, depopulation and employment, and presents the data in an accessible way.  Buy here