Join us for informative and engaging discussions on topics that matter to communities.
2017 Forums & Events
When: 12:30-4:30pm Thursday June 8th, 2017
Where: Lewiston Public Library
A panel discussion and walking tour of projects designed for anyone hoping to tackle challenging small-scale re-development projects in their community. Hear from municipal, economic development, developer, and financial experts how to best utilize tax credits, creatively finance your projects, attract interest, and get unused or underutilized commercial and residential buildings back in action. Featuring Maine leaders and Eric Kronberg of Kronberg Wall, a full-service design, architecture, and construction administration firm specializing in in-town commercial redevelopment projects.
Consider attending the full Build Maine Conference in Lewiston on Friday June 9th. Tickets sold separately.
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GrowSmart Maine’s Forums and Tours provide an opportunity for exploration of projects, policies, and developments that highlight examples of smart growth in Maine. Attendees are treated to an in-depth discussion and presentations of practical tools and information in a comfortable, casual setting. Our Forums begin with light fare and networking, followed by a presentation of expert panelists showcasing varying perspectives, and conclude with a discussion.
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- Maine’s New Forest Economy: Biobased Power, Products, and Fuels | Hallowell
- Sea Level Rise: Practical Tools & Community Implementation | Rockland
- The Mill at Dover-Foxcroft Summer Tour and Cookout | Dover-Foxcroft
- Public-Private Partnership: Passive House Workforce Housing | Brewer
- A Panorama on Portland’s Growth: Can Public Process Bridge the Gap? | Portland
- The Benefits of Street Trees
- 21st Century Transportation: Shared Vehicles, E-Bikes and their Implications for a Smart Growth Economy in Maine
- A Changing Climate: How Municipal Government Can Be Part of the Solution
- A Look Into Maine’s Renewable Energy
- Making Connections, Building Community
- Arts, Culture, and Economic Prosperity in Maine
- The Portland Company Forum
- Summit 2014 – The Dollars and $ense of Smart Growth!
- Thompson’s Point
- Brownfields: Albatross to Economic Driver
- Aging in Place: 8 to 80
- Using the Historic Preservation Tax Credit for Small Projects