Faculty Advisor

FitzPatrick, Malcolm S.

Faculty Advisor

Radzicki, Michael J.

Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.

Abstract

Cities in developing countries are plagued with high rural migration due to "urban pull". These migrants often congregate in squatter settlements, living in substandard conditions. Attempts to improve their quality of life often trigger increased in-migration, overwhelming the city's resources and degrading quality of life. This project uses system dynamics to model quality of life policies in developing countries. By combining urban upgrading, rural "pull", and city zoning, quality of life was sustained for the squatters and throughout the city.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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