Faculty Advisor

Radzicki, Michael J.


Due to rapid growth and increased congestion in Massachusetts' Interstate-495 corridor, economic development is moving west of the Boston area to attractive towns, such as Sterling. Because this rapid development and in-migration can render a town unattractive, growth must be managed by town officials to preserve the town's attractiveness and to help reach sustainability. This IQP presents a system dynamics model and ideas regarding the paradox of attraction to aid in policy and decision making in the town.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies