This winter and spring, The Conway School will present a series of four free public lectures. The series, titled “Smaller Cities | Greener Futures,” will focus on issues relevant to small, post-industrial cities, because of the significant social and infrastructure resources these communities have and their potential contributions to a more sustainable future.

The first lecture in the series will take place in Holyoke on Monday, March second. Catherine Tumber, author of Small, Gritty, and Green, will speak about the promise of America’s smaller industrial cities in a low-carbon world.

Following her talk, Ms. Tumber will be joined by Marcos Marrero, Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of Holyoke, for a conversation about working towards a sustainable future and productive green economy for Holyoke.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information and to register, please click here.

Small Gritty and Green coverCatherine Tumber  |  Small, Gritty, and Green: The promise of America’s smaller industrial cities in a low-carbon world

+ a conversation with Marcos Marrero, Director of Planning & Economic Development, City of Holyoke

Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm
Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

Other speakers in the series will include:

  • April 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm @ location TBA in Chicopee, MA
    Joel Russell, Executive Director of the Form-Based Codes Institute – Getting Cities Right: Creating a public realm that serves everyone
  • May 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm @ The Conway School, 332 South Deerfield Road, Conway, MA
    Stephen Mulkey, climate change activist and President of Unity College – Creating a Knowledge Economy to Address Climate Change
  • June 1, 6:30-8:30 pm @ location TBA in Springfield, MA
    Greg Watson, Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics and former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources – Regional Food Security: Addressing the challenges of climate change

Check back for details about these upcoming free public lectures.

To sign up for updates about the lectures, please click here.