Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


Heavy industrialization and the lack of empowerment for minority groups in Chelsea, Massachusetts cause health risks in the community and inhibit public use of the waterfront. The goal of this project was to determine ways to promote public use on Chelsea’s industrial waterfront and determine the preferences of minority and low-income populations living around the waterfront. National comparisons and interviews guided us to understanding waterfront redevelopment processes. Interviews, surveys, and a focus group of stakeholders helped us understand public preferences for the waterfront and the city. We developed recommendations based on analysis of our data for our sponsor, GreenRoots, Inc. and the City of Chelsea. They should collaborate to realize the potential of the Chelsea waterfront.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs