Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio


This project, prepared for the Town of Spencer, describes the steps taken and recommended by the group in order to preserve Spencer's rural character as growth occurs in central Massachusetts. It assessed the impact of affordable housing, cost of community services analysis, and a priority list of parcels which are the most important to protect against growth. Working from Spencer's Master Plan, literature, town meetings, and our own analysis of the Town of Spencer, the project group was able to lay out for the town administrators the steps needed in order to protect the town's rural image.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs