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The New York Times 02.07.2020: Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same. It Could Be Better

The New York Times got in touch with We are here Venice to discuss how tourism in Venice might change for the better after the Covid-19 lockdown.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Belgian, Danish, Swedish, and Polish media get in touch for post Covid-19 insight

Image by Annie Drew. Danish national newspaper Information, along with Belgian De Standaard, Swedish Dagens Nyheter and Polish Rzeczpospolita got in touch with We are here Venice to explore the city’s changed outlook after Covid-19 brought drastic changes to the…

CNN 19.06.2020: For some Venice residents, reopening after lockdown is bittersweet

We are here Venice’s Jane da Mosto spoke to CNN about the return of tourism to Venice post-lockdown. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Deutsche Welle 16.06.2020: What will be the future of tourism in Venice?

Image by Annie Drew. Very few people are still want — or are able — to live in the city itself. Many landlords find it far more lucrative to rent their properties to tourists than to a family with an…

RAI 08.06.2020: we must protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030

Image by Annie Drew. Our campaign to restructure Venice’s relationship with cruise tourism has been featured in Italian national television network RAI and national newspaper Il Messaggero. For World Ocean Day 2020, We are here Venice co-hosted a virtual  rally…

The Guardian 03.06.2020: ‘It’s an exciting beginning’: Venice opens to tourists

Image by Annie Drew. As the world looks to Venice to see how the city will cope with the return (or lack thereof) of tourism, The Guardian featured We are here Venice in an article detailing the re-opening of the…

The Art Newspaper 29.05.2020: The Green debate: How can the international art market recover sustainably?

Image by Eleonora Sovrani. WahV contributed to an article in The Art Newspaper, exploring how the art world can get back to business sustainably after the Covid-19 lockdown. Europe needs to reduce its emissions by 15% per year to equitably…

CityLab 20.05.2020: When the Cruise Ships Stop Coming

Image by Anna Zemella. The cruise industry has featured frequently in headlines due to its mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic. As restrictions are eased, CityLab explores the unsustainability of the cruise sector and the problems it causes in port cities,…

The LA Times 18.05.2020: European hot spots like Venice, Italy, are reopening, but without many tourists

Venice is predicted to be one of the last places to which travelers return, because social distancing measures are so difficult in the city’s winding streets and narrow alleyways. “Nothing is going to bounce back,” Da Mosto said. “We can’t…

CNN 18.05.2020: Deserted Venice contemplates a future without tourist hordes after Covid-19

The problem for Venice isn’t the lack of tourists, it’s the lack of permanent residents. And with more residents, the city will reflect more the Venetian culture and the wonderful lifestyle that this extraordinary city offers and future visitors to…

The New York Times 16.05.2020: Virus Lockdown Gives Venice a Shot at Reimagining Tourism

Visions for Venice’s future include calls to offer tax breaks to bring traditional manufacturing back to the historic centre. Civic groups have suggested incentives to restore traditional ways of Venetian life, like the standing rowboats used for centuries by residents…

The Guardian 19.04.2020: Is the Cruise Industry Finally out of its Depth?

Cruises should adapt to cities, not the other way round. – Eleonora Sovrani We are here Venice contributed to an article by The Guardian exposing the failings of the cruise ship industry in light of the Covid-19 crisis, but also…

The Sydney Herald 28.02.2020: Venice, birthplace of quarantine, paralysed by disaster that can’t be seen

At WahV, we hope that the situation with coronavirus will lead to radical changes in development of diversified economic activity in Venice. We were contacted by the Sydney Morning Herald to give our viewpoint on the impact of the outbreak.…

The Guardian 29.02.2020: ‘It’s the last nail in the coffin’: Venice Empties as Coronavirus Spreads

If this is a wake-up call, who is listening? The Guardian‘s Hannah Roberts got in touch with We are here Venice to explore the impact of coronavirus on tourism in Venice – the city’s main industry. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Financial Times 26.02.2020: Coronavirus Stirs the Waters of Venice

In light of the recent restrictions placed on the city of Venice as a result of a number of coronavirus cases in the city, We are here Venice’s Jane da Mosto provided the Financial Times with insight into what needs…

France Inter 18.02.2020: Inside MOSE, the dam that’s supposed to save Venice from sinking

Not everyone understands that Venice is a complex collection of islands within a very special and delicate lagoon system. France Inter got in touch with We are here Venice for some insight on the ongoing issues with the dysfunctional MOSE…

CNN 04.02.2020: Is Venice at War with Itself?

The fundamental problem is that Venice is completely different from the rest of the municipality…We need a mayor that can think of Venice 100% of their time. CNN untangles the conflicts arising in Venice due to cruise ships and mass-tourism.…

Bloomberg Environment 30.01.2020: Venice Lagoon’s Carbon Sink Eyed as Living Climate Lab

Bloomberg environment reports on a developing project which would see the Venetian salt marshes restored under a carbon offsetting scheme. The initiative is being developed in partnership between We are here Venice and Laguna B. Image: Eleonora Sovrani. Facebook Twitter…

BBC World Service 18.01.2020: Hydrogen – the Answer to Climate Change?

The BBC World Service reports on the potential of hydrogen fuel as a clean energy source, with Jane da Mosto providing insight on how it could improve transport within the Venice lagoon. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

RAI 16.12.2019 High Tide – Report

Italian national broadcaster RAI has explored the causes and impact of high tides in Venice, featuring an interview with Jane da Mosto.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Associated Press 07.12.2019: Venice tide barriers pass another test but sceptics remain

“One has to realize the kind of existential question that that serious flooding has given rise to. People are asking: will Venice be defendable against these kinds of episodes?’’ The Associated Press have shone a light on the apparently never-ending…

Culture Trip 11.12.2019: Venice Might Be Overcrowded, But You Can Still Be a Responsible Tourist

Culture Trip got in touch with us to explore the ways in which tourists can best support Venice when they visit. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Le Devoir 30.11.2019: “Is Venice Doomed?”

Canadian journal Le Devoir has featured our work in a special series on rising water levels, with the first issue focusing on the disastrous flooding in Venice. The article, written in French, has been translated into English below. “I’d love…

La Nuova Venezia 01.12.2019: Change is needed to avoid certain doom

An open letter by WahV co-founder Jane da Mosto was published in local newspaper La Nuova Venezia ahead of the referendum on autonomy for Venice and nearby Mestre. All cities, any city, must be built and administered according to the…

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