August 26, 2006, 1pm PDT
Maine's new governor has made energy conservation, efficiency and alternative energy key themes to his administration, mandating LEED standards for state buildings, increasing hybrid vehicles, use of bio-diesel, and embracing wind farms.
Portland Press Herald, ME
August 15, 2006, 12pm PDT
The nation's largest landowner, Plum Creek Timber Co., is entering a legal battle with environmental groups over its proposal to create the largest development in Maine's history.
June 26, 2006, 11am PDT
The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn have long been known as Maine's worst urban area. Today, it is using art, history, diversity, and culture to carve out its niche as one of the state's funkiest and most historical urban areas.
June 26, 2006, 10am PDT
The City of Portland, Maine, might join other cities around the country by lowering its parking requirements in exchange for a fee from developers.
May 23, 2006, 8am PDT
Differences between largely rural, conservative northern Maine and the more urban and progressive southern half of the state are growing wider, with conflicts coming to a head over the preservation of Maine's famous North Woods.
April 18, 2006, 5am PDT
Former NBA star Christian Laettner's development company, Blue Devil Ventures, is working with state and local officials to revitalize the Kennebec Arsenal, a historic parcel of land across the Kennebec River from Augusta's downtown.
March 7, 2006, 9am PST
Expanding Maine's majestic Baxter State Park has proved to be far more controversial than state officials expected.
February 10, 2006, 8am PST
The region's transportation network is beginning to buckle under the strain of auto-dependence, write Neal Peirce and Curtis Johnson.
January 12, 2006, 5am PST
The South Portland Armory's streamlined 1940s design and roomy interior make it ideal for a museum or arts space -- so why is no one buying?
December 12, 2005, 11am PST
Isleboro Maine, an island that is home to wealthy summer vacationers such as John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, faces several challenges as development pressure increases.
November 28, 2005, 10am PST
Restrictions on eminent domain in the wake of the public furor over Kelo may restrict abilities of cities to practice redevelopment.
National Public Radio - Morning Edition
November 25, 2005, 11am PST
The fifth and final article in a weeklong series on the City of Portland, chronicles the widespread changes sweeping through this small, but dynamic city on the Maine coast.
November 21, 2005, 5am PST
The first article in a week-long series examines how Portland, Maine's growing reputation as one of the most livable cities in the United States is quickly altering the social demographics of a once working and middle class city.
October 24, 2005, 12pm PDT
The first segment of an 18-mile multi-use trail opens in Benton, Maine.
October 8, 2005, 9am PDT
Just months after the Pentagon announced that they would close the Brunswick Naval Air Station, The State of Maine and the towns of Brunswick and Topsham have moved quickly to begin the redevelopment process.
September 18, 2005, 9am PDT
In order to preserve its working waterfront, the City of Portland, ME, must balance the pressures of urban redevelopment in the city's thriving Old Port district with the needs of the fishermen who have worked there for centuries.
September 1, 2005, 12pm PDT
Roxanne Quimby, who recently sold her Burt's Bees empire for $175 Million, has a vision for a world-class village green in one of Maine's most picturesque harbors.
August 17, 2005, 11am PDT
The only remaining active Shaker community in the world has teamed up with 10 other conservation and preservation groups to curb sprawl and preserve their heritage.
August 11, 2005, 12pm PDT
A newly released study finds that a resort development would bring much-needed tax revenue and economic growth to four Maine counties.
August 9, 2005, 6am PDT
Community activists in Bath, Maine restore the centerpiece of City Park.