Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Farhad Atash


There are many people I wish to acknowledge for their role in the development of this project and my overall exposure to planning. First, I would like to thank Dr. Farhad Atash for his assistance in making my project worthwhile and beneficial to me and hopefully anyone who reads it. Thanks to Dr. John Kupa for making me appreciate the environment, and for being a guiding force in my decision to go into planning. I am grateful to Kevin Flynn for his guidance in applying this project to the City of Cranston, for giving me a realistic view of the world, and for always providing me with a job. I would also like to express my gratitude to Dr. Howard Foster for his expertise and for giving me the opportunity to enlighten the undergraduates.

Special thanks to my family, close friends, and all others who have had an impact on the person that I am (especially Paige). You deserve most of the credit for all of my achievements throughout the years.