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 Impact Region:
Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.
Program Start (and End Dates):
September 6, 2011 to August 30, 2013
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
60 Congress St.
Springfield, MA 01104United States
United Way Hampshire County
71 King St.
Northampton, MA 01060United States
United Way Pioneer Valley
1441 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103United States
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's Email Address:
UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes:
College of Humanities and Fine Arts/Art, Architecture, and Art History
This Project Receives External Funding:
Scholarly Product Type:Report
Scholarly Product Detail:
Report is in progress