GrowSmart Maine Forums

GrowSmart has a long and consistent history of hosting quality forums covering a broad array of Smart Growth topics affecting Maine Communities.
We have recast our line-up of forums to an online format.
While this change was necessitated by COVID-19, we are excited by the potential to better extend the reach and accessibility of our forums across Maine.
Below are upcoming topics as well as a listing of our past Smart Growth Forums.
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Past Events

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  • “More Broadband, Less Sprawl” – with Judy East, Peggy Schaffer, Kendra Jo Grindle 3.30.2021
  • CEDS Session: Strategies in Smart Growth and How to Engage Your Community – Guest Speaker GrowSmart Maine’s Executive Director: Nancy Smith; 2.16.2021
  • Energy Efficiency/Weatherization Workshops Be Comfortable, Save Money-Energy Efficiency and You I Windham Webinar Video
  • Open Streets – How to Hangout Again I Webinar
  • Rethinking Commercial Strip Development to Strengthen Your Community | Topsham
  • Housing Choices for a Well-Rounded Community | Kennebunk
  • Getting from Us & Them to We: A Conversation about Midcoast Maine | Belfast
  • 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