Date of Award

1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Community Planning

First Advisor

Farhad Atash

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide the background research and strategies to improve the quality of life of the City of Central Fall, Rhode Island. The content of the report is divided into three broad sections. The first section presents an overall profile of Central Falls. Various chapters in this section are further subdivided into two broad categories of 'socio-demography' and 'physical characteristics', and include an in-depth analysis of available secondary data for the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s.

The second section of report is a case-study. In this section a part of Central Falls is chosen for a detailed analysis of socio-demographic and physical characteristics. In the third section the findings of the two earlier sections are used to formulate policy recommendations for improving the quality of life in Central Falls. The report concludes that in spite of existing adverse economic situations, theories of city planning may be applied to formulate long-term policy recommendations to improve the quality of life in the City.

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