Projects

As part of a recent awarding of funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Urban Waters Small Grant program, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), in partnership with the Holyoke Conservation Commission, Holyoke DPW, Holyoke Community College, and the Enchanted Circle Theater Group, will develop a plan to address stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows (CSO) associated with Day Brook in the city.

cover image for document, Municipal Strategies to Increase Food Access

The second volume of the Healthy Community Design Toolkit is now ready for download and use. This volume focuses on strategies that cities and towns can use to increase food access for their residents.

PVPC collaborated with the Town of Williamsburg's Elder Services/Council on Aging, Healthy Hampshire and WalkBoston on a project that examined how healthy aging in Williamsburg is affected by the Town's Community Design. 

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) collects daily traffic count information at sample locations across the 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire Counties under contract with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation 

Live Well Springfield is a community based coalition that includes over 20 organizations working in Springfield. The coalition supports a grassroots movement towards health equity through improving access to healthy eating and active living opportunities.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a requirement of the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process as described in the Metropolitan Planning Final Rule 23 CFR 450 section 324.  This regulation developed by the

The Town of Chester is developing a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan beginning in April 2016. The hazard mitigation plan is being developed by the Town with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts E

Hampden County-wide Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Watch VIDEO of CHIP Release Event Presentations at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZL4kBPhv-w

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is the Mass in Motion Coordinator for Palmer and West Springfield, working with inter-disciplinary Wellness Leadership teams in both communities to promote healthy behavior,  increase access to healthy food, and move the communities toward a health-in-all-po

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