Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


State legislators have begun utilizing zoning reform to improve quality of life by increasing walkability, public transportation, mixed-use areas and smart growth. The goal of this project was to assist Senator Chandler in assessing effective ways to utilize zoning reform to promote a higher quality of life for Massachusetts residents. We conducted interviews and extensive research in order to characterize the nature of zoning reforms across the United States. We’ve recommend that zoning reform in Massachusetts should streamline the current rezoning process and address key elements such as walkability, public transportation, and affordable housing. Our team also created a zoning model to be implemented in Worcester to highlight the positive effects that zoning can have on the public.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs