This report is the culmination of an engagement process in Northampton that explored why marginalized groups tend to participate less in local government processes. The report includes six recommendations for increasing participation. They inlude:
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.
This report finalized in 2014 documents the effects of segregation and inequitable access to opportunity in our region. Continuing, Comprehensive, and Cooperative Planning Process
National transportation leader Beverly Scott, Ph.D. will visit Springfield to help launch a local effort to achieve greater equity in federal transportation policy.
PVPC is one of just six organizations across the country to receive an award to advance affordable, accessible transportation policy.
A key component of any sustainable development effort is meaningful community and civic engagement. This report and resource guide are intended to help advance civic engagement and equity work in the Pioneer Valley (and beyond).