Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.


This case study was prepared for the Human-Environmental Regional Observatory (HERO) with the objectives of 1) executing the existing protocol for assessing the vulnerability of central Massachusetts and its people to socio-economic, technological, and natural hazards for the following analysis, 2) assessing the protocol prescribed by HERO, and 3) altering the existing standard to be reevaluated. The challenge of the last two goals was to create a plan of action to aid successfully HERO in its national cross-site vulnerability comparison.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering