Faculty Advisor

Menides, Laura Jehn

Faculty Advisor

Woods, Douglas W.


This project is a study of the efficiency of land use within the central San Juan metropolitan area of Puerto Rico. Interviews with academics and professionals revealed causes for land use inefficiencies. We used comparisons of population, transportation, construction, and green-space in Puerto Rico to other areas, and to the ideals of the Smart Growth concept, in order to show that land in the San Juan region of Puerto Rico has been used inefficiently when compared with other regions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies