Date of Award

Spring 2010

Document Type


Degree Name

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.



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