Post Oil City: The History of the Urban Future

An Exhibition of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/

Institute for Cultural Relations with support from Goethe Institut Boston

September 1- October 31, 2013
Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040


At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, any solution for dealing with the effects of climate change and the end of  development based on fossil fuels has to take city planning into account.

The exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the Urban Future,” presents innovative projects in ...

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Electric Vehicle Auto Chargers at Holyoke Mall

The Office of Planning & Economic Development was provided a grant to install two electric vehicle charging stations at the Holyoke Mall, as a part of the Green Communities program from the State Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The grant included the charging station equipment and $2,000 towards installation. The Holyoke Gas & Electric provided the remaining funding for installation.  These charging stations are free of charge to the public with electric being paid for the Mall. They are ...

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City gets $170,000 for efficiency

Holyoke was recently awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Green Communities Division to help the City reach its energy efficiency goals.

The grant will fund energy upgrades to the City-owned Exhibition Building that houses the Children’s Museum and Volleyball Hall of Fame, such as replacing the boiler, building controls, rooftop units, and installing demand-controlled ventilation. This investment will save the City approximately $20,000 in energy costs every year. Previous energy ...

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