Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

LePage, Suzanne

Abstract

This project intended to identify and present the potential for urban agriculture in the city of Worcester through the creation of a vacant, public land inventory. This was achieved by working with local stakeholders, analyzing successful examples from other cities, and utilizing ArcGIS software. Upon completion it was revealed that Worcester contains 337 vacant or partially vacant parcels. This inventory should be used to identify potential sites for food production and inform policy decisions regarding food, health, and city planning.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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