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  • Sustainable Communities Learning Network Video Series: GROWashington-Aroostook (Maine)

    Posted on: January 7th, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

    Since 2011, the NADO Research Foundation has participated in the Sustainable Communities Learning Network (http://sclearningnetwork NULL.org/) as one of the capacity building teams supporting communities and regions that received planning grants as part of the US Department of Housing and...

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  • Youth with a Voice (Biddeford, Maine)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Biddeford’s youth, including Victoria Eon pictured here at the city’s mills, have been an instrumental part of the city’s community development planning efforts. (Photo credit: Victoria Eon) Biddeford, Maine’s 2011 Downtown Master Plan (http://www NULL.heartofbiddeford NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/10-329-Draft-Report-Revised-2-8-121 NULL.pdf) includes the words...

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  • Youth Storytelling and Community Engagement in Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    In 2008, the City of Biddeford entered into a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to create a Downtown Master Plan. (Photo credit: Maine: An Encyclopedia, maineanencyclopedia.com) An Inclusive-Planning Process  In 2008, the City of Biddeford (http://www NULL.biddefordmaine NULL.org/) began...

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  • Lessons Learned: Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Young people can bring energy and  enthusiasm to community discussions and projects. (Photo credit: Heart of Biddeford) Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and...

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  • Student Voices: Tom Laverriere (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Tom Laverriere is a senior at Biddeford High...

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  • Student Voices: Victoria Eon (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. “These buildings of brick are my history,” says...

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  • Inland Ports: Linking Freight and Regional Economic Development

    Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report highlights examples where intermodal facilities connecting rail and truck streamline freight movement and position their regions for economic impact.

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  • Connecting the DOTs

    Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report is an entertaining yet highly informative guidebook for creative problem solving, building stronger state and local partnerships, and understanding the unique opportunities that transportation and economic development projects bring to regions and communities.

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  • Regional and State Planning Partnerships to Shape Policy, Planning, and Projects in Maine

    Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    On August 25, 2011, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation held the RPO America Peer Symposium in Washington, DC.  This event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and was held in conjunction with the 2011 ...

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