Upcoming Events

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 08 Sep 2017
    • Manchester, VT

    Registration is open for the 2017 Annual Conference of the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association to be held September 7 and 8 at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Vermont.

    The vision for NNECAPA's 2017 Conference is to engage with and be inspired by our host community - Manchester, Vermont - and the real-world planning challenges and opportunities it presents. The conference will be organized around three tracks:

    • Public engagement
    • Food systems
    • New technolog

    More information, including a full conference schedule and information for booking a room at the conference hotel, is available on the NNECAPA website.

    The early rates for the conference are $175 for both days ($75 for students and retirees) and $100 for one day. Register by July 28 to be eligible for these early rates. Additionally:

    • NNECAPA members are eligible for a $35 discount on the conference registration fee (use promo code NNECAPA).
    • VPA, NHPA, MAP and VTASLA members are eligible for $25 discount (use promo code STATE).

    Follow the instructions on the registration page to enter the code and receive your discount.

    Register Now


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Union St. Brick Church, Bangor, ME

    Walkability is a measure of how friendly a community is to walking, biking and public transit.  Municipalities with higher “walk scores”  experience significant health, environmental, and economic benefits. Maine has experienced both an increase in the number of people interested in living in downtowns (aka walkable communities) and an increase in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities in the last two years.  A number of stakeholders in Bangor are already involved in creating a more walkable community and committed to further progress. For this reason, Bangor would be an ideal place to hold an event around walkability.

    With that in mind, GrowSmart Maine, in partnership with local stakeholders, is organizing a Walkability Forum in downtown Bangor on September 19, 2017.  The goal is to showcase existing models for walkability, share experiences, connect attendees with resources, and stimulate further efforts toward making Maine downtowns healthier, greener, and more economically viable.

    Program

    8:30a  Networking Breakfast – Union St. Brick Church

    9:00a  Plenary Panel Discussion – Union St. Brick Church

    10:30a Breakout workshops, tours, and demonstrations in various locations, Downtown Bangor

    1. Walkability & Health
    2. Walkability & Economic Development
    3. Walkability & Sustainability

    Sponsorships are available! Make your organization visible! For sponsorship information, please contact Tyler Kidder

    Event Partners include:

    • City of Bangor
    • Downtown Bangor Partnership
    • Bangor Chamber of Commerce
    • Bicycle Coalition of Maine
    • Maine Discovery Museum
    • Eastern Maine Development Corp
    • Alpha One
    • Transportation for All
    • Walk n Roll
    • Bangor Y
    • Livable Communities
    • Bangor Climate Action Team

    More information: http://growsmartmaine.org/bangor-walkability-forum/

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland

    Maine Association of Planners is partnering with Jensen Baird Gardner Henry, Attorneys at Law, to provide a review of current legal issues, the new laws enacted by the First Session of the 128th Maine Legislature and the implications of these laws for Maine municipalities. This seminar will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the DoubleTree Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland. This will be on site only and there is no taped or webinar version available.

    This is normally a municipal client seminar but they have graciously agreed to extend the offer to the MAP membership. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Carol Eyerman at ceyerman@topshammaine.com by August 31st

    CM credits are pending.


    • 18 Oct 2017
    • Dana Warp Mill & Various Locations, Westbrook
    Maine’s premier annual smart growth summit attracts leaders from across sectors and across the state to share experiences, build knowledge, and create connections. The all-day event features success stories and replicable models through interactive morning tours and workshops nested in the host community followed by relevant and engaging smart growth sessions with experts in the afternoon.
    • Morning tours & workshops in the host community
    • Afternoon smart growth sessions & reception


    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 24 Oct 2017
    • Portland, ME

    Stormwater is the greatest threat to Maine’s rivers, streams, lakes, and bays. Many communities in Maine and around New England have found that collaborating with public and private entities has helped them make strides in their efforts to protect and restore water resources. This conference showcases effective planning, design, maintenance, and funding approaches to address stormwater runoff quantity and quality and habitat challenges. The 2017 conference will have a focus on collaboration and partnerships that help municipalities and other groups achieve their clean water goals.

    More information: https://mainestormwaterconference.org

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