Planning Resources

Maine Association of Planners (MAP)

MAP Listserv 

American Planning Association

American Planning Association (APA) 
American Institute of Certified Planners
Northern New England Chapter of APA (NNECAPA)

State Government

Maine State Government
Maine Coastal Program
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
Municipal Planning Assistance Program -  Technical Assistance; Coastal Community Grant Case Studies
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
Maine Emergency Management Agency
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Maine Department of Transportation

Statewide Organizations

GrowSmart Maine
Maine Building Officials and Inspectors Association
Maine Community Development Association
Maine Development Foundation
Maine Environmental Policy Institute
Maine Farmland Trust
Maine Land Trust Network
Maine Municipal Association (MMA)
Maine Rural Development Authority
Maine Rural Partners
Mobilize Maine
Natural Resources Council of Maine

Regional Organizations

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) 
Congress of New Urbanism - New England Chapter (CNUNE)
Conservation Law Foundation
Eastern Maine Development Corporation 
Greater Portland Council of Governments
Hancock County Planning Commission
Island Institute
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG)
Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission
Mid-coast Regional Planning Commission
Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC)
Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission
Sustain Southern Maine
TrainRiders Northeast
Washington County Council of Governments

Education and Online Learning

Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine's BA in Environmental Planning and Policy

APA Short Course Webinars
EPA Smart Growth Webinars and Podcasts
Federal Highway Administration Webinars
International Economic Development Council Webinars
Ohio Planning Webinar Series
USDA Webinar Series

Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities

Betterment Fund

Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™
Community Development Block Grant Program
Maine DOT Grant Programs
Certified Local Government (CLG) Program
Maine Coastal Program Annual Program Statement for Shore and Harbor Grants and Coastal Community Grants
Regional Planning Organization Local Land Use Technical Assistance (funded by Maine State Legislature and Maine Coastal Program)
Project Canopy Assistance Grants
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry state and federal grants
Sewall Foundation's Healthy People, Healthy Places Program
Maine Community Foundation's Community Building Program

Other Planning Resources

The Atlantic Cities: CityLab
Better Cities & Towns
Cyburbia: Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center
International City/County Management Association
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Next City
Planners Web: Planning Commissioner's Journal
SmartGrowth America
Smart Growth Network
TED Talks: Urban Planning
Urban Land Institute
Community Heart & Soul™
YouTube Videos About Planning

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