Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Press Release

CONTACT: Jocelyn Ayer, PVPC Senior Planner, 413) 781-6045
April 9, 2008

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns: A Smart Growth Toolbox Release Event

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas Hylton will speak about saving our cities, towns, and countryside at a special smart growth event Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. at the Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College, PeoplesBank Conference Room. 

Hylton, author of “Save Our Land, Save Our Towns,” has helped more than 400 groups in 35 states focus on the advantages of traditional town living and effective ways to reverse sprawl.

Attendees will receive a copy of the Valley Vision 2 Smart Growth Toolbox on CD. This toolbox provides model bylaws, fact sheets, case studies, and visualizations for more than 30 smart growth strategies that can be used by municipal boards and local citizens throughout the Pioneer Valley.

The event is sponsored by the Valley Development Council, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., MassHighway, and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. For more information or to RSVP, contact PVPC’s Jocelyn Ayer at (413) 781-6045.

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