Smart Growth Updates
Smart Growth news updates from Maine and beyond on topics of affordable housing, climate change, energy, sustainability, innovation, policy, and more.
Carl Eppich, AICP, GrowSmart Maine board member Who’s missing being on the road in this new COVID-19 pandemic reality? What about those vacation trips we had planned for this spring and summer?! According to the Maine Turnpike Authority, traffic is down around 40%, a...
Save The Date!! April 28 in Portland– 21st Century Transportation: Shared and Driverless Vehicles, E-Bikes and their Implications for a Smart Growth Economy in Maine
The future of transportation is not as far away as you think…and it may look a lot different than you’re expecting. Join us from 8 to 10 am on April 28 for a GrowSmart Maine breakfast forum on how technology and the sharing economy is changing transportation both...
Please contact your Legislator now and ask them to support LD 1649: An Act To Modernize Maine's Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development. This bill, currently being worked in the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, is the result of a 6-month...
This Lewiston Sun Journal article reports that the Farmington Downtown Association recently held a well-attended public forum to discuss downtown revitalization efforts. Today's Morning Sentinel also features this story about a series of facade improvements and public space investments beginning in Waterville funded by a community development block grant. Great news for vibrant downtowns!
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.