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Pioneer Valley Smart Growth Summit

Strategies for thriving in an era of climate crisis and inequality
CM | 2.0
May 9, 2019
Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, MA 
Presentations from the Summit
Summit jointly presented by
the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
 
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SPEAKERS

Mayor Nicole LaChapelle 

Easthampton

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Marcos Marrero  

Director of Planning and Economic Development for Holyoke, MA

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Sarita Hudson

 Director of Programs and Development

Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts 

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Mayor Alex B.

Morse 

Holyoke 

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Gerry McCafferty  

Director of Housing

City of Springfield

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Rick Sullivan  

President and CEO of the

Economic Development Council of

Western Massachusetts

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Liz O’Gilvie  

Chair

Springfield Food Policy Council

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Wayne Feiden

Director of Planning & Sustainability,

Northampton 

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Sandra Sheehan

Administrator

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority 

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Laura Marx  

Forest Ecologist

The Nature Conservancy 

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Tim Brennan 

Executive Director 

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission 

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Andre Leroux  

Executive Director

MA Smart Growth Alliance 

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Michelle Chase   

Town Engineer

Agawam 

 

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Dr. Elisabeth Hamin Infield  

Professor of Regional Planning, UMass Amherst School of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

P R O G R A M

Join us for a dialogue about busting silos to address climate change and inequality!
The program is designed to get leaders across communities and issues challenging each other to solve some of the critical challenges facing the Pioneer Valley.

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Networking/continental breakfast and registration

8:00 

AM

Welcome

 

Tim Brennan,

Executive Director/Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Mayor Alex Morse, Holyoke

9:00 AM   

What does an age of climate crisis and inequality ask of us? 

                        

Andre Leroux,

Executive Director/Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

Presentation: PDF | Notes

9:05 AM            

Conversation: How can Pioneer Valley communities achieve low-carbon growth while creating a more equitable region?   

                        

Michelle Chase                     Town Engineer, Agawam

Sarita Hudson                       Director of Programs and Development, Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts

Mayor Nicole LaChapelle     Easthampton

Marcos Marrero                    Director of Planning & Economic Development, Holyoke

Laura Marx                            Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Liz O’Gilvie                            Chair, Springfield Food Policy Council

Sandra Sheehan                    Administrator, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

Rick Sullivan                          President & CEO, Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council

9:20 AM                      

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---- B R E A K ----

10:20 AM

“Pecha Kucha”

 

Rapid-fire presentations (no more than 3 minutes each) about innovative idea or initiative on our theme. 

Dorrie Brooks, Jones Whitsett Architects | PDF 

Michele Brooks, TransAction Associates, Inc | PDF

Laura Fitch, Fitch Architecture & Community Design | PDF

Patty Gambarini, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission | PDF

Katie Jackson, B&B Micro Manufacturing, Inc. | PDF

Megan McDonough, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity | PDF

Bob O'Connor, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs | PDF

Andrew Smith, City of Holyoke | PDF

10:35 AM          

Communities building resilience and busting silos: Northampton--designing with nature; Springfield--after the storm

Moderator: Dr. Elisabeth Hamin Infield/Professor of Regional Planning, UMass Amherst, School of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning

Wayne Feiden, FAICP/Director of Planning & Sustainability, Northampton

 

Gerry McCafferty/Housing Director, Springfield

11:05 AM                     

Conclusion                           

Tim Brennan

11:55 AM          

Networking lunch dates (optional)

                            

We’ll help you organize companions & pick restaurants, but lunch is on you

NOON

 
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REGISTER

Registration per person $25 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED

DOOR REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

Volunteers: free registration  

To sign up + info, please contact Anabelle Rondon at

arondon@ma-smartgrowth.org

 

**Additional event**

Getting Past No:
Strategies to win housing and zoning campaigns

On Wednesday, May 8 (the evening before the summit), the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance will host a free, fun workshop and networking event in downtown Easthampton for anyone interested in supporting innovative housing and zoning solutions in their communities.

Details: Flywheel Arts Collaborative, 43 Main St, Easthampton | Wednesday, May 8 | 5:30 pm | RSVP needed

Followed by drinks, appetizers and networking at Galaxy, 60 Main St. Easthampton!

 

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