Friday, March 26, 2010

Sneakers are coming to Springfield!

UMass Amherst, The City of Springfield, The Springfield Business Improvement District and TSM Design have signed an MOU to bring 5 foot sneakers to the City of Springfield.

"...Therefore, be it resolved that The Greater Springfield - UMass Amherst Partnership, The Springfield Business Improvement District and TSM Design agree to sponsor, plan, implement and manage the public art project, Sneaker Parade, in Downtown Springfield. This cooperative activity will be designed to celebrate the City of Springfield, its communities, artists and all partners involved..."


Friday, March 5, 2010

UMass Amherst Sponsors Urban Land Institute Riverfront Development Event

Last night, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer John Judge welcomed panelists from Providence, RI, Manchester, NH, Lowell, MA and MassDevelopment to discuss riverfront development challenges and accomplishments. The event, organized by the Urban Land Institute and sponsored by UMass Amherst and the City of Springfield, was well attended by regional industry and municipal representatives along with UMass Amherst faculty and students.