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2018 Forums & Events
Maine Broadband Coalition 2018 Conference
49th is Not Good Enough; How can we fix the right things?
Thursday May 31, 8a-4p, Thomas College, Waterville
Hosted by the Maine Broadband Coalition || $25
Community Discussion: Getting from Us & Them to We; A Conversation with Midcoast Maine featuring Maine author Barbara Kent Lawrence
Monday June 11, 5:30-7:30p, Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, Belfast
Co-Hosted by GrowSmart Maine & Midcoast Leadership Academy || Free & open to the public
Conference: Build Maine 2018
Thursday & Friday June 14, 15, Bates Mill, Lewiston
Hosted by CNU New England ME, Maine Municipal Association, MEREDA, & Maine Downtown Center
Workshops offered on Thursday, full day conference program on Friday.
2018 Annual GrowSmart Maine Summit
The Power of Localism: Tapping into a Maine Tradition
Thursday October 11, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor
Visit our Summit Page for More Information & Registration.
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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.
Click on the links below for resources, photos, presentations and more from past events.
- Rising Water: Adapting Maine Communities | Augusta
- Forum on Commercial Corridor Redevelopment | Falmouth
- Getting from Us & Them to We: A conversation about Midcoast Maine | Rockland
- Growing Farm Friendly Communities | Bowdoinham
- Growing Farm Friendly Communities | Windham
- The Case for Walkability: Health, Economic Development, and Sustainability | Bangor
- Developers’ Secrets to Small Projects: Tricks of the Trade to rehab Main St | Lewiston
- Reimagining our Rivers: Restoration & Dam Removal in Maine | Falmouth
- 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