Partner Event: NNECAPA Planning Conference

2022 Northern New England Planning Conference Monday October 17 - Wednesday October 19, 2022 Sunday River Resort, Newry Maine The conference committee has spent months working on an agenda that will touch on all aspects of the planning world in Northern New England. This year's conference includes an additional half day of programming, kicking off with […]

Partner Event: MCV and MCA Evening for the Environment

For 20 years, the Evening for the Environment has brought together community advocates, legislators, business leaders, environmental visionaries, and philanthropists to celebrate the bold work done by MCV, MCA, and our allies. Location: UNE, Innovation Hall, 772 Stevens Ave, Portland Sign Up Here

Policy Action Roundup

Virtual Meeting

Spend the afternoon of November 8, Election Day, with the Policy Action 2023 working groups, from 1:00-3:00 pm, for a virtual discussion and updates on legislative proposals. This collaborative approach to creating and supporting legislation relies on building a broad base of support around proposals that are sound fiscally and environmentally, with positive climate and […]


Inclusive Transportation Forum

Virtual Meeting

When Mainers, by choice or circumstance, do not own a vehicle, their transportation options are limited, even in populated areas.  Robust transportation options are crucial for smart growth, allowing people to access jobs and services. Improved coordination between stakeholders and inclusive planning are needed to enhance existing transportation options to better serve all populations. Panelists […]

Free – $25

Of Interest: Creating Prosperous Rural Communities

Virtual Meeting

Of interest to Mainers and our Partner Organizations: In October and November, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will explore strategies to achieve better health in rural communities in a two-part webinar series: Rural America’s Opportunity for Equity. Both webinars will serve as a workshop for community leaders and residents to engage in these strategies. On […]

Portland Press Herald Policy Matters: Ballot initiatives: Power to the people?

Virtual Meeting

Join the Portland Press Herald for a virtual panel discussion "Ballot initiatives: Power to the people?" Since 1911, Mainers have had the right to introduce ballot measures to change or create law. These citizen-led initiatives have had a profound impact at the municipal and state levels: think gay marriage, clearcutting, zoning restrictions, and bear-baiting. But […]


Of Interest: Smart Growth America Equity Summit

Virtual Meeting

Join us at the 2023 Equity Summit, held (virtually) from February 7-9, 2023. It is more important than ever that equity is at the forefront of any smart growth approach. With the passage of the trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal and the largest-ever investment in the fight against climate change through the Inflation Reduction Act, there […]

Free – $145

Growing Smart in Mid-Size Cities

Join GrowSmart Maine and guests for a panel discussion on “Growing Smart in Mid-Sized Cities.” Our panel experts will discuss smart growth strategies that community members, developers, and municipal officials can put to use to address development challenges and capitalize on opportunities. Our moderators will be Maggie Fleming, GrowSmart board member and administration analyst at […]

Partner Event: 2023 Maine Affordable Housing Conference

Holiday Inn by the Bay 88 Spring St, Portland, ME, United States

Join Maine Housing for the 2023 Maine Affordable Housing Conference as we discuss the future of affordable housing in Maine. The conference will be held in Portland at The Holiday Inn By The Bay on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023. Registration is not open yet, but keep an eye out for more details on registration, speakers, […]

2023 GrowSmart Annual Summit

Paul J. Schupf Arts Center 93 Main Street, Waterville, United States

Join GrowSmart Maine in Waterville, our host community for our 2023 Summit. The theme is Creating Places for Connecting People, with keynotes Jane Lafleur and Dr. Jeremy Nobel.