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This is a bundle containing research on sustainability initiatives that could be implemented in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME. These six essays were prepared by the Spring, 2010 Sustainable Communities Class known as CPD 602 at the University of Southern Maine. The class is part of the core curriculum of the Community Planning and Development program of the Muskie School of Public Service at the university. The instructor for the class was Samuel Merrill, Ph. D. who is also director of the New England Environmental Finance Center at the University. These papers were prepared in conjunction with Alan Holt, an architect and instructor at USM who coordinated work being done in the East Bayside neighborhood by a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) funded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This work is an academic exercise, and while some aspects of these recommendations may be implemented please note that this is not an official planning document. Rather, these ideas merit public scrutiny and the full democratic public participation process before they can proceed further.