May 16: Bulding Communities of the Future
There's no doubt that eastern Maine is aging, that energy and transportation costs are rising and that rural sprawl is losing popularity. Eastern Maine has seen population swings in the past, but the future will be unprecedented. Our median age is higher than ever in history, fuel prices are reaching new highs and the region's population has shown signs of short term and possibly sustained decline. Barring a major technological breakthrough in energy, rural Maine in particular will evolve to function under the new demographic and economic reality. Join us to look to the future for eastern Maine as we grapple with global change.
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