Faculty Advisor

Dempsey, James

Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine

Project Center

Costa Rica


Costa Rica has the potential for economic growth and environmental accountability in future industrial development. Our research focused on the techniques that can lead to sustainability in industrial parks. Through conducting site assessments and surveys with industrial park managers, we evaluated the potential for sustainability in Costa Rica's industrial parks. We created a database of industrial parks in Costa Rica and a sustainability checklist, and conducted a comparative analysis of international and domestic policies concerning sustainability. Our research revealed that Costa Rica's industrial parks have the interest and potential to become sustainable, they just need the necessary tools to accomplish this.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies