- Director of Research
- Coordinator, MS in Urban Planning for Transition
Sacca San Biagio Developement
- Alvia Rios & James Sanchez
“Adapting to the Tides”: A design proposal for Sacca San Biagio is a comprehensive and innovative project that takes a community-based approach to increase the resilience and sustainability of the Venice community, addressing rising sea levels and other environmental challenges. The proposal will also aim to revitalize an underutilized island that serves as a landfill and currently has no direct access to any vaporettos. The proposal will serve to reconnect the island with the rest of Venice by making it a vibrant and thriving part of the city. The project incorporates elevated residential blocks to combat flooding, a primary school focused on educating the younger generation, and a community centre to enhance the community’s resilience and promote inclusivity. In addition, green spaces and softscapes are integrated into the design to mitigate climate change’s effects and provide the community with additional space for recreation and relaxation.