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Growing Portland: Not Whether, But How, Richard Barringer Phd, Joseph Mcdonnell Phd Jan 2017

Growing Portland: Not Whether, But How, Richard Barringer Phd, Joseph Mcdonnell Phd

Faculty Publications

In the 400 years since European settlement, Portland has survived the ravages of war, invasion, pestilence, conflagration, and economic depression and recession. Once a renowned manufacturing, trade, and shipping center, it now enjoys what might be called a post-industrial renaissance as a vibrant center for the arts, education, entertainment, and banking, legal, and medical services; and is frequently cited as one of America’s best small cities. As a result, Portland is growing today and is positioned for more growth.

The question, then, is not whether Portland will grow, but how well it will grow; or, how best to manage ...


Issue Brief: Saving By Mitigating, University Of Louisville, New England Environmental Finance Center Sep 2013

Issue Brief: Saving By Mitigating, University Of Louisville, New England Environmental Finance Center

Sustainable Communities Capacity Building

Natural disasters can cause loss of life, inflict damage to buildings and infrastructure, and have devastating consequences for a community’s economic, social, and environmental well-being. Hazard mitigation means reducing damages from disasters.

Local governments have the responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their citizens. Proactive mitigation policies and actions help reduce risk and create safer, more disaster-resilient communities. Mitigation is an investment in your community’s future safety, equity, and sustainability.


Issue Brief: Auditing Your Town's Development Code For Barriers To Sustainable Water Management, New England Environmental Finance Center Sep 2013

Issue Brief: Auditing Your Town's Development Code For Barriers To Sustainable Water Management, New England Environmental Finance Center

Sustainable Communities Capacity Building

This issue brief is intended for town officials who want to understand how development regulations in their community affect local water resources. Municipal development codes – the set of regulations that control the built environment – can have a great influence on the availability of clean and healthy water for drinking, recreation, and commercial uses. This in turn affects the community’s social, environmental, and economic vitality.

Comprehensive plans, zoning codes, and building standards are just a few examples of regulations that intentionally or unintentionally regulate the way water is transported, collected and absorbed. Regulations that produce dispersed development or large amounts ...


Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, Garvan Donegan, Henry Heyburn, Caitlyn Horose, Matt Klebes, Jennifer Riley, Damon Yakovleff, New England Environmental Finance Center Jan 2010

Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, Garvan Donegan, Henry Heyburn, Caitlyn Horose, Matt Klebes, Jennifer Riley, Damon Yakovleff, New England Environmental Finance Center

Planning

This is a bundle containing research on sustainability initiatives that could be implemented in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME. These six essays were prepared by the Spring, 2010 Sustainable Communities Class known as CPD 602 at the University of Southern Maine. The class is part of the core curriculum of the Community Planning and Development program of the Muskie School of Public Service at the university. The instructor for the class was Samuel Merrill, Ph. D. who is also director of the New England Environmental Finance Center at the University. These papers were prepared in conjunction with Alan ...


South Burlington, Vt: Mixed-Use Comes To O’Dell Parkway, Ryan Neale, Brett Richardson, Richard Barringer Jun 2009

South Burlington, Vt: Mixed-Use Comes To O’Dell Parkway, Ryan Neale, Brett Richardson, Richard Barringer

Planning

The proposed redevelopment of an underutilized property along major travel routes in South Burlington presents possibilities for infill development. The City of South Burlington, the developer, neighbors, and a variety of public and nonprofit financial partners work together to create a mixed-use residential/commercial development to meet a variety of housing and community needs. The case study describes the obstacles overcome to make redevelopment possible through zoning and regulatory changes, negotiation with local residents over traffic and other concerns, support from state and local housing advocates, and political leadership; as well as the development’s application of smart growth principles.


Portland Me: Affordable Housing V. Open Space, Patrick Wright, Brett Richardson, Richard Barringer May 2008

Portland Me: Affordable Housing V. Open Space, Patrick Wright, Brett Richardson, Richard Barringer

Planning

Amid an acknowledged “affordable housing crisis”, a first-time developer approaches the City to release part of a tax-acquired property, promising a smart-growth development that would provide sorely needed starter homes for working families. The case highlights the complications of balancing competing interests in Portland ME. It shows where rational planning fails in the presence of strong neighborhood opposition, a disjointed city staff structure, and the absence of political will among City Councilors. It highlights the need for champions within local government when a project evokes competing interests. It demonstrates the extent to which “words matter” to policy outcomes, and who ...


Mansfield Ct: Planning A New Village Center, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer Aug 2006

Mansfield Ct: Planning A New Village Center, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer

Planning

The case follows the development of a plan for a new village center in Storrs, the central village of Mansfield, Connecticut. A process that was transparent and inclusive of the community members yielded a plan that gained the approval of the Town, the landowner (the University of Connecticut), and the citizenry. The process relied on the mending of fences, the leadership of key participants, and an innovative strategy that included development of a nonprofit corporation and creative use of grant money. While zoning changes are still in the works, the first stage of building goes forward.


Guiding Growth: A Survey Of Tax Incentives, New England Environmental Finance Center, Muskie School Of Public Service Jan 2003

Guiding Growth: A Survey Of Tax Incentives, New England Environmental Finance Center, Muskie School Of Public Service

Legislation

Current development patterns and increased tax pressures in local municipalities combine to harm both Maine’s natural resources and its quality of life. Previous initiatives such as the implementation of zoning laws did not fully result in the desired outcomes. Zoning laws were often too flexible and often did not resist market and political pressures to change zoning regulations to allow development with possible economic growth. A sound taxation system or fee structure may be the solution to slow down development in natural areas and direct it towards areas appropriate for growth.

To protect Maine’s natural resources more successfully ...


The Modern Defenses Of The Coast Of Maine, 1891 - 1945 (Vol.1), Joel W. Eastman Oct 1988

The Modern Defenses Of The Coast Of Maine, 1891 - 1945 (Vol.1), Joel W. Eastman

Maine Collection

The Modern Defenses of the Coast of Maine, 1891 - 1945 (Vol.1)

by Joel W. Eastman.

Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements, I. History, II. Inventory of Sites and Structures, III. Evaluation of Specific Sites and Structures, IV. Appendices, The Author.

Prepared for Maine Historical Preservation Commission, Augusta, Maine

October 31, 1988


The Modern Defenses Of The Coast Of Maine, 1891 - 1945 (Vol. 2), Joel W. Eastman Oct 1988

The Modern Defenses Of The Coast Of Maine, 1891 - 1945 (Vol. 2), Joel W. Eastman

Maine Collection

The Modern Defenses of the Coast of Maine, 1891 - 1945 (Vol. 2) - Annexes.

by Joel W. Eastman

Contents: Annex 1 -- Maps of Forts, Reservations and Locations., Annex 2 -- Representative Batteries and Ordnance., Annex 3 -- Plans of Representative Structures., Annex 4 -- Photographs of Representative Structures.

Prepared for Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Augusta, Maine

October 23, 1988


Maine Woodburning Guide, Office Of Energy Resources Jan 1988

Maine Woodburning Guide, Office Of Energy Resources

Maine Collection

Maine Woodburning Guide

State of Maine, Office of Energy Resources,

Augusta, Maine, 1988.

Contents: 1 Safe Installation / 2 Buying Firewood / 3 Efficient Woodburning / 4 New Equipment Developments / 5 Chimney and Stovepipe Cleaning



The Forts Of Maine, 1607-1945: An Archaeological And Historical Survey, Robert L. Bradley Ph.D Sep 1981

The Forts Of Maine, 1607-1945: An Archaeological And Historical Survey, Robert L. Bradley Ph.D

Maine Collection

The Forts of Maine, 1607-1945: An Archaeological and Historical Survey

by Robert L. Bradley, Ph.D. - Maine Historic Preservation Commission

This booklet was co-published in September, 1981 by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation, with Federal funds provided by the Commission through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, matched by State funds provided by the Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., State Historic Preservation Officer


Bridge / Tunnel Crossing Study : Portland Harbor - Fore River, Portland - South Portland, Maine Department Of Transportation Jan 1973

Bridge / Tunnel Crossing Study : Portland Harbor - Fore River, Portland - South Portland, Maine Department Of Transportation

Maine Collection

Bridge / Tunnel Crossing Study : Portland Harbor - Fore River, Portland - South Portland

Report by Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., Engineers, Boston, Mass.

Prepared for the Maine Department of Transportation, Augusta, Maine, 1973.

Contents: Table of Contents / List of Figures / List of Tables / Introduction / Summary of Findings / Section 1 - General Background - Location Study / Section 2 - Alternative Facilities and Locations / Section 3 - Comparison of Construction Costs - Tunnel Versus Bridge / Section 4 - Traffic Analysis / Section 5 - Cost Effectiveness Analysis / Section 6 - Financial Analysis / References


A History Of Maine Roads 1600 - 1970, State Highway Comission Jan 1970

A History Of Maine Roads 1600 - 1970, State Highway Comission

Maine Collection

A History of Maine Roads 1600 - 1970.

State Highway Commission, Augusta, Maine, 1970.


Sections: Two Transportation Firsts, Early Roads, The Stagecoach Arrives, Steamboats and Railroads, Better Roads Movement, The Automobile, State Roads, First Highway Commissioner, State Highway Department, State Highway Commission, Patrol Maintenance, Bridge Law, Federal Aid, Highway Finances, World War 1, First Route Markers, Traffic Counts, Snow and Ice Control, Planning Activities, World War 2, The Maine Turnpike, Right of Way, Division Offices, Chairman Full-Time Position, Engineering Tools and Techniques, Engineering Pioneers, The Interstate Program, Roadside Beauty, Highway Safety, Operation of the Department Today.



Maine Forts, Henry E. Dunnack Jan 1924

Maine Forts, Henry E. Dunnack

Maine Collection

Maine Forts by Henry E. Dunnack, State Librarian.

Foreword by Percival P. Baxter, Govenor of Maine, State Capitol, Augusta - September 1, 1924.

Sections include: Introduction, Fort Machias, Fort Knox, Fort St.George's, Fort Edgecomb, Forts Popham and Baldwin, North and South Sugar Loaf Islands, Fort McClary, Indians and Their Wars, Fortifications in Maine , List of Old Forts.