Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning

First Advisor

Farhad Atash


This study provides recommendations that should be considered by Nantucket and its Planning Board to promote better subdivision development on the Island. New subdivision development will have a strong affect on the physical appearance of the Island. The Planning Board responsible for review and permitting of new subdivisions should strive to promote development which blends in with the historical style of development. The existing subdivision regulations do very little to promote good development and were probably borrowed from another community in Massachusetts and adopted.