Pioneer Valley Smart Growth Summit


May 9, 2019
8:00am - 12:00pm


Gaetway City Arts
92 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Strategies for thriving in an era of climate crisis and inequality

Join us for a dialogue about busting silos to address climate change and inequality!

The program will be designed to get leaders across communities and issues challenging each other to solve some of the critical challenges facing the Pioneer Valley.

Also: We’re looking for case studies and thought-provoking ideas for rapid-fire “pecha kucha” style presentations.

Speakers include:

Mayor Nicole LaChapelle

Laura Marx
Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Marcos Marrero
Director of Planning and Economic Development,
City of Holyoke

Rick Sullivan
President and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

Additional confirmed speakers will be listed at

Volunteers: free registration  
To sign up + info, please contact Anabelle Rondon at

Further details to follow

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning


Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance & Pioneer Valley Planning Commission