Smart Growth Updates
Smart Growth news updates from Maine and beyond on topics of affordable housing, climate change, energy, sustainability, innovation, policy, and more.
USDA Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Program
The USDA is accepting applications for the FY23 Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program. This grant program is to help struggling communities by funding job accelerators in low-income rural areas. The full Notice of Funding Opportunity is attached below, but...
Op-Ed: Commentary: A glimmer of hope for Maine cyclists and pedestrians
Commentary: A glimmer of hope for Maine cyclists and pedestrians BY COLIN DURRANT AND KIRSTEN BREWER |. SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD In the form of its first-ever active transportation plan, our state now has an enormous opportunity to make it easier for more of us to...
PARTNER EVENT: Truth, Reconciliation & Reparations with Dwayne Tomah
Please join the Wabanaki Alliance on Sunday, Feb. 5th, 2023, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for the free and open to the public “TRUTH, RECONCILIATION & REPARATIONS,” a discussion with Passamaquoddy storyteller and activist Dwayne Tomah. Tomah will lead attendees...
USDA Stakeholder Announcement
USDA Seeks Applications to Support Rural Entrepreneurs and Create Jobs for People in Rural America WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2022 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is accepting...
Bio-Based 3D Printed Houses and Prefabs
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Smart Growth America’s 2023 Equity Summit Announced
Join Smart Growth America at the 2023 Equity Summit, held (virtually) from February 7-9, 2023. FROM SGA: 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...
Plans To Be Presented On Worumbo Mill Redevelopment
LISBON FALLS — A development firm will present its findings next week on a study that is part of a plan that may involve redeveloping the former Worumbo Mill site. The Chesapeake Group will present four redevelopment scenarios to members of the Lisbon Development...
Martel School Redevelopment Closer to Reality
LINK TO ARTICLE By Andrew Rice SUN JOURNAL LEWISTON — The developers behind a proposed senior housing project at the former Martel Elementary School say the project is moving forward after securing key financing. The proposed 44-unit senior housing redevelopment would...
Smart Growth America’s Equity Summit January 11-13
At Smart Growth America, we deeply believe that improving racial disparities is at the core of a smart growth approach. But what does that mean? How does it work in practice? And how can smart growth advocates do it better? Last year Smart Growth America (SGA) hosted...
SMART GROWTH AWARDs nomination deadline extended to August 5th and more!
Life in Maine is most enjoyable this time of year. After an extraordinarily busy first half of 2021, we at GrowSmart Maine are able to thoroughly relish in Maine's summer, as we celebrate the solid successes in our advocacy and community work, with housing choices,...
EQUITY FIRE SIDE CHAT
What Does Equity in Smart Growth Really Mean:
A Conversation Between Calvin Gladney and
Black Lives Matter
We don’t know what the future holds. But then, we never have. Though most of us crave the illusion of control, we now find ourselves sharing this unsolicited opportunity to instead find our sea legs so we can more easily respond to the unexpected while keeping our sights on the horizon. GrowSmart Maine is here to help navigate the course.