Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa


Maitland Garden Village (MGV) and Oude Molen Eco Village are two geographically and socially isolated communities located along the Black River. The goal of this project was to link pathway development along the Black River to community development through increased tourism and support for community gardens. In collaboration with the MGV and Oude Molen communities, and out sponsors, the City of Cape Town's Environmental and Heritage Management Department, we developed a pathway plan that incorporates community gardening, walking tours, and builds on the community assets found in MGV and Oude Molen. This project helped to connect the key stakeholders and generate interest in creating a pathway.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs