Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning

First Advisor

Farhad Atash


Downtown Providence is rich in historic character. This character, in conjunction with the urban experience Providence has to offer, could be better utilized to attract more people. Careful development of these resources would economically stabilize the City and enhance its urban environment. At this writing, April 1993, the Providence Convention Center nears completion, greater regional and national visibility for the City lie in the future. This opportunity, will give Providence a chance to attract new users. However, efforts must be made to improve the present urban experience to ensure success.