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Current Projects

The Institute, by virtue of its location in the university, has the ability to create a neutral forum for the discussion of issues and/or the exploration of new partnerships. Recent projects include facilitating the Sustainable Foodshed project and the Greater Portland Pulse.

The Institute also provides access to information and other resources needed to enable communities to understand the environment for their concerns. Currently, the Community Geography project is working to help citizens, including students in the K-12 system, use Geographic Information Systems technology to address strategically key community issues.