Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


Chelsea, Massachusetts is susceptible to the impacts of climate change, including increased risk of flooding, storm severity, and number of extreme heat events. City planners wish to be more proactive in planning for these impacts. We generated two guidance documents to inform the City’s boards about climate change and its impacts, vulnerabilities, and mitigation and adaptation strategies. Geographic data analysis and input from developers and board members helped with the guidance document design. Recommendations to improve planning were provided.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs