"More Broadband, Less Sprawl"

GrowSmart believes access to affordable high speed internet is vital to lasting prosperity.   As we improve access, Maine must also invest in sound land use planning policies and regulations that encourage smart growth and minimize sprawl. 

Equitable and universal access to this essential service, regardless of geography and income, requires investments in locations urban to rural. Providing widespread access to high speed internet is comparable to the electrification efforts of the early 20th century - a way to bring all parts of the state up to the basic level of service needed to seamlessly function in today’s society.

Deploying federal, state, and municipal dollars is required where the private sector alone cannot achieve the goal of universal connectivity for education, economic development, wellness, and climate change..

Smart growth strategies focus on avoiding the risks associated with sprawl: damage to the environment, the community, our quality of life, and municipalities’ fiscal health.  These strategies are essential as the reach of broadband extends throughout Maine.

 

Join GrowSmart Maine via Zoom for a free Webinar to discuss:

As universal access to broadband is deployed, what tools are available to municipalities to ensure that growth patterns reflect the values captured in community long term plans and strategies? And how do we encourage use of these tools?

March 30th from 4 to 5 PM

via Zoom, FREE 

with panelists: 

Peggy Schaffer, Connect Maine 

Kendra Jo Grindle, Island Institute

Judy East, LUPC

 

Once you RSVP for this event, you will receive an email with a Zoom Link. 

WHEN
March 30, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5pm
WHERE
Zoom
CONTACT
Emily DuFour
71 RSVPS
James Robbins Emily DuFour Andrew Glassberg Nancy E Smith amy winston John Tarbox Courtney Rocha Andrew Butcher Melanie Sturm William Welsh Nathan Smith Ben Smith Rob Wood Reid Plimpton Rachel Bouvier carol morris Joanne Alfiero Andrews Tolman Joline Bell Nathaniel Thompson Butler Smythe Lynne Seeley Ed Libby Bonita Pothier Anna Stockman David Reed Carole Boothroyd Abbie McMillen Jeff Levine Carolyn Wollen Kirsten Brewer Sarah Strickland Brannyn McDougal Tom Rumpf Mark Johnson Paul Towle Mark Wiesendanger Maureen Milliken John Egan Tod Yankee Clifford Babkirk

Who's RSVPing

James Robbins
Emily DuFour
Andrew Glassberg
Nancy E Smith
amy winston

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  • Tod Yankee
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  • Andrew Glassberg
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    Didn’t get zoom link
  • James Robbins
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