Smart Growth Builds Wellness
Sparking a new dialogue to align planning and development with personal, community & global health
Host cities: Biddeford and Saco
sessions held in the
Pepperell Mill, Biddeford, ME
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Renewed understanding and research on the importance of physical, mental and social well-being are emphasizing the connection between personal, community and planet health and land use planning. Join us to hear from and engage with national and local leaders …
Zoe Reich Margarites – VP, Market Solutions, International Well
Christopher Coes – VP, Land Use and Development, Smart Growth America
… on bridging these connections for Maine people and communities. By collaborating we can start to address how environments are structured at a personal, community and worldwide scale to make the places we live healthy, prosperous, inclusive and resilient. We will also be presenting GrowSmart Maine’s 2019 Smart Growth Awards.
Program details are available on the Summit event page.
8:00a Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30a GrowSmart Maine Welcome & Annual Meeting
Current GrowSmart Maine members vote on board nominees.
9:00a Featured Presentations: Smart Growth Builds Wellness
Zoe Reich Margarites– VP, Market Solutions, International Well Building Institute
Christopher Coes– VP, Land Use and Development, Smart Growth America
11:00a Break Out Sessions
Equity, Access, and Connectivity: Common Threads in Transportation and Broadband Infrastructure
Municipal Housing Took Kit: Housing for healthy communities
What Role can Health Systems Play in Fostering a Built Environment that Supports Health in the Era of Climate Change
Food Insecurity and Sustainable Food Waste Systems
12:00p Unlunch at Saco and Biddeford Restaurants
1:00p Biddeford/Saco Experience Sessions
Riverwalk- Building a Healthy Downtown
Discover Biddeford’s Food Eco-System
Solar Energy of Pepperell Mill and Maine
Growing Community Through the Arts: Greater Health through Social Cohesion- Cultural Tour of Biddeford
What’s the Scoop with Saco?- Main Street, Downtown Projects, and What Ice Cream Has to Do With it
Saco Moving Forward with Smart Growth
3:00p Journalism, Truth and Healthy Communities
Healthy people, healthy businesses, healthy governments — healthy communities — are all best informed and engaged by independent community journalists who examine school budgets, expose scandals, question practices and politics, scrutinize environmental practices, who champion good and who dare to challenge fear and falsehoods.
The work we do in our newsrooms enhances community life, it exposes mental and social health care problems and brings solutions forward, it relentlessly exposes overspending in our governments, and highlights the great people who live and work all around us. Communities are healthier, more engaged, more resilient and better able to thrive when informed by truth.
3:20p Maine Smart Growth Awards Celebration
Witness the announcement of the five award winners, including projects and people demonstrating statewide significance in smart growth. Presented by Ethan Boxer-Macomber, Anew Development and GrowSmart Maine Board Chair
3:50p Speak from Your Seat
Impressions of the day and next steps
The Nature Conservancy in Maine
Bangor Savings Bank
J.B. Browns and Sons
Camden National Bank
Keep up the good work and thanks for all you do to keep Maine... Maine!
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