WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US MAP SPRING WORKSHOPS
It is time to gather for some planner conversation and good cheer! You are invited to this year's MAP Spring Events! MAP is hosting two outdoor, mobile sessions this June.
Event #1 Downton Bangor Walking Tour
Friday, June 4th
Walking Tour: 3:00PM
Social Hour: 5:00PM
Location: Bangor City Hall, Maine
Stroll downtown Bangor and meet up with the city's landscape architect to see a new downtown park going under construction, a local architect to review a recent historic building rehabilitation, the city's Community Development Officer to see how CDBG funds help our downtown, a local business owner to talk about how they fared during COVID last year and their hopes for this year, and others that are planned to step out on the stoop to chat. We will finish up our walk at West Market Square at the outdoor restaurant Blaze.
Event #2 Thompson’s Point Walking Tour
Thursday, June 10th
Social Hour: 5:00PM
Location: Thompson’s Point, Portland
Thompson’s Point (https://www.thompsonspoint.com), once an industrial hub, was relatively inactive by the turn of the 21st century. The last decade has seen it transformed into a bustling center for events and local businesses alike. This mobile workshop will include an overview of the planning process for the site, including approaches to accommodating changes over time on the 30+ acres; environmental considerations; the mixture of repurposed historic buildings and new construction; transportation demand management strategies; pandemic impacts; and, planning for trail, transit and water connections to the city and the region.
This will be a manageable walk for most, but any concerns with length of the walk or ADA accessibility, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate everyone as well as possible. The event will include plenty of room for a Covid-safe walk and discussion. At the end of the tour, there’s a brewery and a distillery on-site, and outdoor seating for post-tour socializing. It’s also anticipated that there will be a food truck or two - more information on food and beverage options will be circulated as the date gets closer.
MAP Listserv Now a Google Group
MAP is using a Google Group for its Listserv. The MAP Listserv is a great resource for tapping the knowledge of fellow planners and sharing information about relevant planning news, events, and opportunities.
If you'd like to join, here are the instructions to participate in MAP's GOOGLE GROUP:
To Join the Google Group:
1. Visit https://groups.google.com/g/maine-association-planners. You may want to bookmark this URL as you can return here to view and search archived messages once you are a member.
2. Click “Ask to join group”
3. When you request to join, you will be given the option to select email preferences from the following options:
a. No Email: You won't receive messages to the group in your Inbox. You can visit the group's discussion archive to read messages.
b. Abridged Email: Once a day, you'll get a summary of new messages.
c. Digest Email: Once a day, you'll get full email messages bundled into a single message.
d. All Email: You'll receive each message sent to the group separately.
4. You can link to your Google profile, if you have one.
To post to the listserv:
a. Please add this address to your address books and safe sender lists
2. Only members of the group can post messages. Spammers will be removed.