Date of Award
Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)
Public Policy and Management
Revitalization, Public Places, Muskie School of Public Service
The purpose of this research is to consider the efforts made by municipalities to revitalize their downtowns and improve community livability. Our primary focus will be on Maine municipalities, but we will include two case studies outside of Maine to provide a comparison.
We are also including communities in both northern and southern Maine, as well as both coastal and inland communities. By using this approach, we can identify common indicators of success, independent of geographic location.
Klebes, Matthew; McLean, Elizabeth; and Tombarelli, Kathy Lynn, "Case Studies in Community Vitality and Downtown Revitalization: A Focus on Maine’s Employment and Service Hubs" (2010). Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations. 59.