Death in Venice: An Italian Idyll Fights for Its Very Survival – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

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The city of Venice absorbs 20 million tourists each year. In addition, rising water levels have meant an increasing number of floods each year. A new barrier aims to keep Mother Nature at bay, but Venice faces an equally big problem: Its population is shrinking dramatically as Venetians flee the city.

=> An excellent article on how tourism (among other things) can damage a city. Read the whole article in the English version of Der Spiegel

Death in Venice: An Italian Idyll Fights for Its Very Survival – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International.

About Ares

Ares Kalandides holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Studies from the National Technical University of Athens. He is the founder and CEO of Inpolis, an international consultancy based in Berlin, Germany and has implement several projects around the world. Ares teaches Urban Economics at the Technical University in Berlin and Metropolitan Studies at NYU Berlin.
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