Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


The goal of this project was to provide the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) with a recommended framework for measuring community wellbeing. Community wellbeing measurements, known as indicators, enhance visibility of quality of life trends within the community, highlighting opportunities for improvement. We conducted interviews with indicators project organizers from around the country and analyzed reports published by existing indicators projects. At the conclusion of our project, we recommended a framework which emphasizes planning for sustainability and fulfilling the needs of specific community leaders to maximize the use of results. If successfully implemented, the CMRPC will provide a useful, sustainable indicators project for Central Massachusetts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs