Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth


Boston is facing conflict along its waterfront with competing options on how to redevelop land along its Inner Harbor Designated Port Areas (DPAs). DPAs are regulated areas intended to protect marine-dependent industries. Thus, permitted development in those areas is very limited. The goal of this project was to provide guidance for implementing beneficial mixed-use developments for the Inner Boston Harbor Designated Port Areas. By exploring options from port cities around the world and combining this information with insights about culture, physical attributes, and community opinions gained through news and journal articles, interviews, and site visits, we prepared a series of case studies and recommendations for Boston Harbor Now about how to utilize vacant land within the Inner Harbor.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs