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The Graduate Studio of School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation has worked on the Woonsocket Main Street Revitalization project as part of Roger Williams University Community Partnerships Center activities. The main task of the studio was to achieve an ecological / sustainable Master Plan and infill designs for the Main Street historic artery. The students have developed five Master Plan proposals with urban sustainable initiatives while reactivating six dormant spaces / lots / places (all are utilized as parking, some of which are underutilized) while greening Main Street and its vicinity.


A healthy environment that utilizes local urban ecologies will positively impact the health and well being of the community. It is important to create an environment that will foster understanding and inspire learning about native plants and animals, how to care for them, and how to protect them.