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Case Study: Youth Involvement in Community Development and Planning (Biddeford, ME)


Date Published: April 2013


This case study from the "In Their Voice" series highlights Biddeford, Maine, a mill town located 20 miles south of Portland. Through storytelling, community projects, and historic tours, students played an active role in the development of the city's downtown master plan and are continuing to work towards a stronger future for this proud New England community.

Keywords: equity; implementation; case study; scenario planning; community development; Maine; planning; small towns; youth; rural

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  • National Association of Development Organizations
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