Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa


We were invited by Maitland Garden Village to assist in the redevelopment of a community park by working with the Cape Town City Parks Dept. and forming a partnership with a group of community members. We visited local parks to identify layout and equipment options, gathered insight on the park through an informal survey, and hosted a community meeting to draw out and share design ideas. After addressing a safety concern through a park clean-up, the partnership hosted a fun day and planting activity to launch the redevelopment. The hard work of the partnership and City Parks Dept. resulted in a park design, implementation plan, catalogue of park elements, and the formation of a community steering committee who has taken the responsibility of seeing the redevelopment through to completion.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted



President's IQP Award, Honorable Mention

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs