Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert


This study explored the attitudes and preferences of citizens toward public parks in Thessaloniki in order to promote discussion about public green spaces. The team gathered residents’ opinions of parks using interviews and an online survey with over 90 participants. A majority of individuals used the park as a means to relax and socialize. Additionally, many respondents were displeased with the state of their parks, and believed litter, broken facilities, and illicit activities degraded their park experience. It is recommended that future studies focus on how the municipality currently manages parks, which parks require the most attention from the municipality, and how to connect citizens with park management.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs