Community Partnerships + Strategic Doing = Results You Can Plan On.

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Take your community's attitude from nostalgia about “the good ole days” to aggressively “looking forward to tomorrow's opportunities.” Newport, Vermont, has achieved significant accomplishments in economic and community development by using community participation and an assets-based approach. Results include form-based code zoning, a new brand, a Complete Streets design, and more. See how you can enhance civic pride and capitalize on momentum to become a powerful community and learn how community partnerships can bring power to advocacy and benefit residents, visitors, and businesses. CM | 1.25

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand value of AIA R/UDATs or other community-based charrettes that involve extensive community participation and produce a substantial report with recommendations that can be implemented by the Main Street organization's committees.
  • Understand how community partnerships with strategic doing are developed to bring power to advocacy and results benefiting downtown's residents, visitors and businesses.
  • Understand how using an assets-based approach changes a community's attitude from nostalgia of 'the good ole days' to aggressively 'looking forward to tomorrow's opportunities'.
  • Understand how to enhance civic pride and capitalize on momentum to become a powerful community.


For more information contact:

Paul Dreher, City of Newport;

Joel Mills, American Institute for Architects;

Patricia Sears, Newport City Renaissance Corporation