The historic city and smaller islands have lost more than half their inhabitants since 1966. The decrease in population is caused by a whole set of factors that range from the relocations and reduction of central management and administrative activities of the city to the disappearance of traditional hadcraft activities. The progressive reduction of services to the population, causing an overall impoverishment of the city functions and the marginalization of some areas, such as those induced by the degradation of the frequent acque alte.Guidelines:
- Counteract the progressive depopulation of the historic city through the introduction of compatible new activities such as those linked to urban renovation and environment management and through the enhancement of quality of life by eliminating acqua alta.
- Counter the functional transformation of the historic city into a tourist monoculture.
- Support economic activities, both commercial and handicraft, in the historic centre of Venice with special attention to traditional trades and neighbourhood businesses.
- Promote actions designed to renovate and regenerate run-down areas by implementing tax relief mechanisms for residents.
- Promote and support new businesses able to create jobs.
- Promote the training of new artisans linked to traditional activities.