Leading a Sustainable Tourism Workshop at the Venice Architecture Biennale

As part of the University at Buffalo’s contributions to the Venice Architecture Biennale in August 2018, Kerry Traynor led a "48-hour challenge" to consider the impact of tourism on the historic city, where tourists outnumber residents three to one. Exploring neighborhoods and commercial districts, students assessed gentrification, quality of living conditions, and the physical, cultural and social layers of the city's urban fabric. The two-day challenge included a "scavenger hunt" of the city to assess the availability and costs of essential goods and services for residents, as part of their exploration of tourism's impact on native Venetians. 

An article on the workshop in Venice can be found here.