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Theses from 2013

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Collaborative Decision-Making Processes in Planning: Opportunities and Challenges in the City of Rafaela, Argentina, Maria Belen Alfaro

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Openness and Tolerance: Evaluating Economic Advantage Through the Lens of the Creative Class, Michael E. Antonellis

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WIND POWER, PUBLIC POWER: EVALUATING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION in NEW ENGLAND LAND-BASED WIND DEVELOPMENT, Gwen M. Miller

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From Indicators to Action: Evaluating the Usefulness of Indicators to Move from Regional Climate Change Assessment to Local Adaptation Implementation, Sally Miller

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Despair and Hope: Narrative Negotiation in State-Level Climate Change Adaptation Plans, Toni Marie Pignatelli

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Energy Efficiency Programs at All Utilities: An Analysis of the Factors that Lead Electric Utilities to Invest in Energy Efficiency, Christopher J. Pletcher

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREEN GROWTH: EVALUATING THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GREEN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM IN MASSACHUSETTS RELATIVE TO OTHER MUNICIPAL PROGRAMS, Zhe Zhao

Theses from 2012

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Incorporating Sustainable Building into Local Development: An Assessment of Green Design Practices within the MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Jacqueline Brown

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Community Land Trusts and Rental Housing: Assessing Obstacles to and Opportunities for Increasing Access, Maxwell Ciardullo

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The Role of Structural Stormwater Best Management Practices, Impervious Surfaces and Natural Factors on Base Flow in Massachusetts, Kimberly B. Klosterman

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Comparative Analysis of Maori of Aotearoa and James Bay Cree of Eeyou Istechee Cultural Heritage Values and Political Histories of Land Tenure Systems, Erin Schaeffer

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Locating Environmental Justice Populations: A Method for Identifying Vulnerable Populations in Massachusetts, Zachary S. Silverman

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Cruise Tourism in St.Lucia; Promoting Locally Owned and Operated Tourism Businesses, Kristin M. Styles

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Food System Planning in Western Massachusetts: A Community Organization Assessment, Arianna R. G. Thompson

Theses from 2011

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Exploring the Relationship between Neighborhood Social Interactions and Urban Sprawl in U.S Metropolitan Regions, Liliana Carvajal

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Low-Income Mothers and Their Pursuit of Food in a Rural Massachusetts County: A Qualitative Study from a Feminist Point of View, Elise Gifford

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An Assessment of Regional Partnerships for Economic Development through the National Heritage Area Collaborative Model, Kimberley McKee

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How Well do Neighborhood Characteristics Predict Transit Ridership in a College Town?, Krystal M. Oldread

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An Ecosystem Approach to the Sustainability of Urbanizing Watersheds, Sarah L. Raposa

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Modeling Space Heating Demand in Massachusetts’ Housing Stock and the Implications for Climate Change Mitigation Policy, Nathan H. Robinson

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Policy Relevant Measures of Urban Form: LEED-ND as a Potential Metric for Assessing Regional Sprawl, Kyle Shiel

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An Analysis of Defensible Space and Crime Prevention Through Design in Crime Hotspots of Select Boston Neighborhoods, Mario Teran

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A Study of The Video Game Industry In U.S Metropolitan Areas Using Occupational Analysis, Hinlan Wong

Theses from 2010

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Examining Connecticut's Inter-Municipal Economic Development Collaboration as Affected by the EDA's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Framework, Meredith E. Hill

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Planning for Passenger Rail in Small Cities and Towns, Alyssa R. Larose

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Socio-spatial Constructs of the Local Retail Food Environment: A Case Study of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Walter F. Ramsey

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Evaluating Strategies to Create Successful Business Incubators in Massachusetts Gateway Cities, Sonya C. Smith

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Human Capital in the City: Exploring the Relationship Between Skill and Productivity in US Metropolitan Areas, Ryan Wallace

Theses from 2009

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Designing a Foodshed Assessment Model: Guidance for Local and Regional Planners in Understanding Local Farm Capacity in Comparison to Local Food Needs, Shemariah Blum-Evitts

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Evaluating Methods for Measuring and Managing the Cumulative Visual Effects of Oil and Gas Development on Bureau of Land Management National Conservation Lands in the Southwestern United States, Tara L. Germond

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Modes, Means and Measures: Adapting Sustainability Indicators to Assess Preservation Activity's Impact on Community Equity, Mackenzie M. Greer

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Municipal Planners and Fair Housing Issues, Alina T. Gross

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THREE STATE-RUN GREEN BUILDING PROGRAMS: A Comparative Case Study Analysis and Assessment, Haidee N. Janak

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Parking Regulation Strategies and Policies to Support Transit-Oriented Development, Ryan W. Lundergan

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Garnering Transit Ridership: A Case Study of Transit Use by Refugee and Limited English Proficiency Groups in Manchester, New Hamsphire, Carrie Ward

Theses from 2008

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Stores as Schools: An Adaptive Reuse Alternative For Communities Dealing With Underutilized Commercial Space and Overcrowded Schools, Jayne M. Bernhard and Jayne M. Bernhard

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Ave Maria and Celebration: An Examination of the Visionary Influences on the Design and Development of two New Town Intentional Communities in the State of Florida, Kathleen Cahill

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An Analysis of Methods for Identifying Local Import Substitution Opportunities to Foster Sustainable Regional Economies, David Elvin

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Developing a Municipal Fair Housing and Land Use Curriculum, Ethan Parsons

Theses from 2007

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The Impacts of Tourism and Development in Nicaragua: A Grassroots Approach to Sustainable Development, Jennifer Atwood Burney