Making it Happen: New TOD Market Analysis Available

Transit-Oriented Development is strongly tied to real estate market conditions, demographics, transit-friendly industries and other factors. "Making It Happen" is a 12-page executive summary of the conditions, opportunities and strategies to encourage TOD near the 19 transit stations for CT Fastracks, New Haven-Hartford-Springfield, and Vermonter realignment in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The full report is also available as a 70 MB download.  For more information on this project, visit the project page.

Sustainable Regulation Models Complete!

The Sustainable Land Use Regulations Project has assisted a group of Capitol Region communities with the creation zoning models for use in the Captiol Region and beyond. Topics addressed include Solar, Geothermal & Small Wind Energy, Energy-efficient LightingCommunity Gardens, Infill Development & Off-Street Parking and more. We invite you to visit the project page to find the final model regulations and to see and learn how these regulations, when implemented, can help build more vibrant, livable and sustainable communities!

Shared Future Across Borders

The Sustainable Knowledge Corridor is an exciting initiative for the Hartford-Springfield region that will implement key projects to catalyze economic growth opportunities and position this unique location as a leader in sustainable community development.

Click here to learn more about the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor region and project.

A Region for Sustainability

The Knowledge Corridor has been selected as a participating region in the Sustainable Communities initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With a $4.2 million award we will create a foundation of opportunity for all of the corridor’s 1.6 million residents—in housing, education, transportation, employment, nutrition, and community resources.

Click here to learn more about the nationwide Sustainable Communities Initiative.

Improving Our Communities

The Sustainable Knowledge Corridor has partnered with six municipalities to upgrade critical infrastructure in the region. From improving the streetscape in Enfield to revitalizing the heart of downtown in Springfield, to linking transit hubs with new developments in Enfield and Holyoke, these projects aim to improve  the livability of urban centers.

Click here to learn more about the region's Catalytic Projects.

What's Important to You?

And how do you think the region matches up with your priorities? Share with us what you value most in your community. Identifying our collective concerns is the first step towards making better, more sustainable communities.

Click here to use the online tool MetroQuest to rank your priorities and let us know how we're doing as a region right now.

Get Involved!

Lend your voice to the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor project by taking part in a community dialogue about the challenge of maintaining work, housing, health and opportunity in the Hartford-Springfield Region.  Join us as we gather facts, stories and opinions about ways we can bring about an equitable and sustainable future for us all.

Click here to learn how to get involved.

Get Involved

Share your ideas, view our calendar, review draft plans and participate in this initiative to make the Knowledge Corridor a region of opportunity.

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Our Mission

To preserve, create and maintain a sustainable, economically competitive, and equitable bi-state region.

What Is It?

Learn more about the background of this project, the history behind the Knowledge Corridor and the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor Consortium.

What Are We Doing ?

Find out more about the seventeen different projects and programs to be carried out over our three year grant period.

  • Our Next Future, the Pioneer Valley regional plan for sustainability, is now available as a PDF download (35MB--may require long download times over slow connections). The plan summarizes the findings and recommended actions of detailed regional plans for brownfield clean up, transportation,...
  • Massachusetts has again been ranked as the most energy efficient state in the nation, according to the American Council for Energy Efficiency,. Check out ACEE's nationwide scorecard at http://aceee.org/state-policy/scorecard, which shows that the top 10 states for energy efficiency are:...
  • Transit-Oriented Development is strongly tied to real estate market conditions, demographics, transit-friendly industries and other factors. Recognizing this, CROCG and PVPC have initiated the first in-depth look at the market conditions for TOD in the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor. The analysis...
  • Our Next Future is the regional action plan for the Pioneer Valley portion of the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor.  The final DRAFT of the report can be found here:Our Next Future:  An Action Plan for Building a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Pioneer Valley (DRAFT uploaded 10/9/13)This...
  • The full report can be found here.  As background, in 2007 the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership, in partnership with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), commissioned the first- ever survey of business priorities and concerns in the interstate region. Subsequent...

What Is Sustainability?

See what it means to have a sustainable community and learn how the Knowledge Corridor region can become one.

How Are We Doing?

Get the facts and figures as we measure our progress on achieving regional sustainability goals.