UNE Center for Global Humanities - Shaping the Future of Portland

October 28, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. - Shaping the Future of Portland

How do we strengthen the future of our greater Portland Community? Engagement and collaboration is the path some indivduals are using to develop more effective advocacy on growth, development and change. The Center for Global Humanities is pleased to partner with the Portland Society for Architecture, Creative Portland, The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Muskie School of Public Service to host a lecture by Susan Silberberg, founder of CivicMoxie, LLC, as well as a panel discussion of local planning authorities on working together to make positive change happen and unlock our potential to build a better future.  See more details here 

New Executive Director for PSA!

Welcome Addy Smith-Reiman as PSA's new Executive Director! PSA Welcomes New Executive Director press release

Maine Historical Society Annual Olmsted Lecture on October 19

Addy Smith-Reiman, newly appointed Executive Director of Portland Society for Architecture and Board member for the National Association of Olmsted Parks, will deliver MHS’s annual Olmsted Lecture on the topic of Legacy in the Landscape of Change.  The environmental, economic, and equitable considerations that challenged Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. nearly two centuries ago confront contemporary practitioners in the planning, design, and stewardship of our public open spaces today. Parks, roads, civic squares, campuses, and communities are the literal common ground reflecting societal values and needs. As these needs and values change, some see progress, while others see threats. Is there a balance? Join in the discussion on the evolution of place, politics, and planning for these cultural and ecological systems – learning from our past to plan for our future.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 MHS Members; $10 Portland Society for Architecture Members; $20 general admission.
Register Here

September 28 - Why Local? Forum at USM Hannaford Hall

Register Today for Why Local? Forum
Our community, like many others, is struggling with an influx of national and multinational corporations displacing local businesses and the consequences of rapidly rising rents. As an organization, it is our mission to support Portland’s locally owned, independent businesses. Portland Buy Local will be hosting a community forum on September 28th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, to collectively decide how we want to combat these issues. What:  Why Local? Forum
When:  Thursday, September 28th from 1-5pm
Where:  USM's Hannaford Hall (88 Bedford Street)
How much:  Completely FREE 
Why:  To discuss, and work toward combatting, the issues associated with Portland's influx of national and multinational corporations displacing local businesses and the consequences of rapidly rising rents.

Maine Voices: PSA President

PSA President, Patrick Costin of Canal 5 Architects, advocates for high quality building and neighborhood design worthy of maintaining in the future.  Mediocrity in the service of growth will not create long-term value. Great design must be honored as a community value if Portland is to remain a great city. Click here to read the article.