Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


The focus of this IQP is urban redevelopment and how it pertains to the East Highland Street Area located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The report will capture the views of those people who took part in a survey developed to get people thinking about the future of the East Highland Neighborhood. The ultimate goal of the project is to inform the East Highland Area Neighborhood Association (EHANA) of the survey results and to determine if EHANA, the project sponsor, can represent the voice of the community just by being itself (i.e., the leaders share the views of the interested people who do not attend the meetings) or has to work at gathering information from others to speak for all the neighbors. Interested non-participants are defined as people who were willing to fill out a survey on the future of the corrununity that was mailed to their home, but were not participants in EHANA as an organization. The response rate was approximately 10%, only the non-deliverable letters were deducted for the total.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies