Sustainable Knowledge Corridor Civic Engagement

This civic engagement project supports a regional planning effort—the “Sustainable Knowledge Corridor Project”—which aims to create a foundation of opportunity in housing, education, transportation, employment, health, environment and community resources throughout Hampden and Hampshire counties. Inclusive public involvement is an important part of this project, with a focus on engaging under-represented communities in discussions about the opportunities and obstacles to create an equitable and sustainable future for their cities, towns and neighborhoods.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

September 6, 2011 to August 30, 2013


Catherine Ratte
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
60 Congress St.
Springfield, MA 01104
United States
James Ayres
United Way Hampshire County
71 King St.
Northampton, MA 01060
United States
Dora Robinson
United Way Pioneer Valley
1441 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
United States

Partner Notes: 

Through contacts with United Way the project's community dialogues have happened in 15 different municipalities with 15 different community based organizations. These include: PV Grows / Greenfield, Casa Latina / Florence, VOC Adult Literacy & ESOL Programs / Chicopee, Service Net / Florence, Holyoke Community College / Holyoke, Ludlow Boys and Girls Club / Ludlow, Hilltown CDC / Chesterfield, Springfield Partners (Financial Literacy + Homebuyers groups) / Springfield, Easthampton Community Center / Easthampton, Alliance to Develop Power (ADP) / Springfield, Springfield Healthy Communities Consortium / Springfield, Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center / Huntington: Transition Westfield Group / Westfield, Springfield Small Business Group / Springfield, BayState / Mary Lane Hospital / Ware, Carson Center / Ware.

Program Director: 

Joseph Krupczynski

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Joseph Krupczynski

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Humanities and Fine Arts/Art, Architecture, and Art History

Student Involvement: 


This Project Receives External Funding: 


Assessment Mechanism: 

Scholarly Product Type: 

Scholarly Product Detail: 

Report is in progress