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Boston is a world-class city, featuring a wealth of cultural, educational, recreational, and tourist attractions. Students at the Boston Project Center live in the city and have ample opportunities to explore its many offerings—they can trek the Freedom Trail, visit the Museum of Science, take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, relax at the Boston Public Garden, and head over to Boston’s many shopping areas, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
Projects address topics such as environmental issues, urban maintenance, and management and planning, and include field work in the city’s neighborhoods and the greater Boston area.
Urban maintenance, management, and planning - a plan to reduce neighborhood disruption during work on the Big Dig; an analysis of the impacts of Historic Districts on surrounding neighborhoods, and a method of streamlining construction permits in those districts Environmental issues - the collection and analysis of environmental data about Chelsea Creek for the Environmental Protection Agency Public safety - Improving public safety through the inventory and mapping of all underground fuel tanks for the Boston Fire Department
Additional examples include yearly projects for the Museum of Science and for various departments of the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Quincy, and Newton
Estimated Expenses in U.S. Dollars: $600 (for commuting costs between Worcester and Boston in this non-residential program)