Boards & Links
Planning & Sustainability staffed boards
- Affordable Housing Trust Fund (currently inactive)
- Agriculture Commission
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee of the Transportation & Parking Commission
- Central Business Architecture Committee
- Channel Markers advisors (informal forum of five towns sharing channel markers)
- Community Preservation Committee
- Conservation Commission
- Disability Commission
- Historical Commission (includes Historic District Commission)
- Housing Partnership
- Planning Board
- Zoning Board of Appeals
- Transportation & Parking Commission (Planning & Sustainability director is a member)
- Energy Commission (Planning & Sustainability director serves as chair)
Partners and Links
- Healthy Hampshire (Northampton Mass in Motion grant) a regional collaborative effort focusing on equity, healthy eating, active living, and healthy and safe physical environments. Northampton is the lead community and fiscal agent.
- Ward 3 Neighborhood Association: traffic calming and historic preservation
- Ward 4 Neighborhood Association
- Leeds Civic Association: helps manage the Saw Mill Hills Greenway-Roberts Hill, Mill River Greenway-Leeds, and Beaver Brook Greenway.
- Broad Brook Coalition: helps manage the Broad Brook-Fitzgerald Lake Greenway.
- Friends of the Mineral Hills: helps manage the Mineral Hills Greenway.
- Friends of Northampton Trails supports Northampton’s network of hiking and share use trails.
- Meadow City Conservation Coalition: managing the Connecticut River and Meadows Greenways.
- Northampton Community Rowing: manages rowing at the City's Connecticut River Greenway riverfront park.
- Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
- Historic Northampton
- Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
- American Planning Association
- American Planning Assoc.- Massachusetts
- Smart Growth Online-- Massachusetts
Planning & Sustainability videos (click here)
Water water everywhere: a series of six videos
- Connecticut River Greenway/Damon Rd.- informal swimming hole (city property)
- Mill River-Orange Dam/Florence St.- informal swimming hole (private property)
- Mill River-Cook's Dam/Spring St.- informal swimming hole (part city/part private)
- Mill River-Nonotuck Dam/Pine Street- informal swimming hole (private property)
- Mill River-Maines Field/Riverside Dr.- informal swimming hole (city property)
- Connecticut River Flooding in Northampton- a historical perspective
Mobility for all: a series of seven videos
- Complete Streets-Planning for your Health
- Main Street/Shared Streets- 2020 social distancing to revitalize downtown
- Florence Tactical Urbanism- testing options (two videos)
- Cracker Barrel Alley- closing an alley for public space
- Bicycle paths and ValleyBike share
- Art on the MassCentral Rail Trail over Main Street- the installation
Greenways and recreation areas
- Northampton recreation areas
- Parsons Brook Greenway-Pine Barrens wetlands