Places that Matter

The Center for Design Engagement is inviting people in the community to add places that matter, on the map of Holyoke.

This project has a goal of collecting data from the community to create a map that connects the people from Holyoke with those special places that have a story, a background, a legacy, a relevance for the community.

Max Page, one of the Directors at CDE, and a professor at UMass, explains the details of this project, and the outcome of the first session. During the first meeting, there were several groups designated to identify those places that matter. The conversation brought different locations, buildings, spaces, hidden spots, stores, streets, and even organizations that have influenced the development of communities in the city.

The next session will be on Friday, June 16th, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Center for Design Engagement located at the corner of Dwight and Race Street. Lunch will be served.

If you wish to participate in this initiative and add the places that matter to you on the digital map, you can visit:



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