Faculty Advisor

Sweeney, Kevin M.


Springfield, Massachusetts is a city that has struggled over the past few decades in terms of its economic growth and development. The goal of this project, sponsored by DevelopSpringfield, was to provide a set of robust solutions for the organization to implement with the intentions to improve the North and South Ends of Springfield. The team analyzed these neighborhoods separately in order to identify their unique needs and develop two separate strategic plans. Through an analysis of the C-term team’s work and the utilization of participatory methods with the community, this goal was achieved. The results of this project were used to produce this white paper detailing recommendations for possible future initiatives by DevelopSpringfield.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



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