I majored in Society-Technology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1994. One of the requirements for graduation is the completion of a Major Qualifying Project. This project is sort of an undergraduate thesis. This is mine.
Please let me know what you think and how you got here!
This MQP was presented to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute department of Social Science and Policy Studies in partial completion of a degree in Society and Technology Studies. It is copyright 1994 by Stephen Foskett.
This project has been mentioned on many other sites, most recently by The Atlantic Magazine. If you mention it or make a link to it, please send me some email to let me know.
Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3 : Part 4 : Part 5 : Part 6
- History To Today
- What is An Edge City?
- What Is A Community?
- Distance As Time
- Auspuff Macht Frei or Freedom of the Road
- The Open City
- The Shape of Edge City
- Urban Forms In Edge City
- Private Governments
- Ideas About Government
- The Basis Of Government
- Alternatives To The Public Sector
- The Benefits of Private Governments
- Negative Aspects of Private Governments
- Private Governments and Edge Cities
- The Future