Portland, Maine's Eastern Waterfront is experiencing an intense period of new development along the water’s edge and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Decades of citizen planning initiatives and investment in public water- and land-side infrastructure have shaped this transformation. Portland planners highlight key sites where community vision has been implemented to channel private investment in support of public goals.
Identify the role of public investment and creation of new public spaces.
Examine strategies for transitioning former industrial areas into mixed-use, connected neighborhoods.
Consider the complexities inherent in implementing master plans into public spaces.