Mayor Sarno stated, “We’ve had a great relationship and much success in incorporating their ideas with this program. It is always a pleasure to meet UMass’s new incoming landscape architecture and planning graduate students. I met students from around the world today who are studying planning and architecture at UMass and we had a great conversation about planning in an urban center like the city of Springfield. This year we are concentrating on activating our Indian Orchard Main Street business district and riverfront areas. Thank you to all the students for coming down to visit our Springfield and to retired Principal Planner Scott Hanson, Deputy Director Brian Connors, Senior Planner Julisa Davila-Ramos, and our entire Office of Planning for helping us welcome them to our city. Wishing all continued success as the new semester begins. We look forward to their ideas, vision, energy and vibrancy.”
Mayor Sarno welcomes UMass Graduate Students to Springfield
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Economic Development Deputy Director Brian Connors, Senior Planner Julisa Davila-Ramos and retired Principal Planner Scott Hanson in welcoming UMass Professors Frank Sleegers and Michael Di Pasquale, and students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning graduate program. The graduate students visited Springfield as part of their walking tour orientation.