Small Cities Thinking Big

Revitalization Lessons from Augusta, Maine, and Other Communities

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About the Book

Despite a renewed interest in communities smaller than major metropolitan centers, many cities with a population of 100,000 or less struggle to compete with their larger neighbors and often have trouble attracting residents and new businesses. This book explores the numerous ways these cities can compete on a larger scale without sacrificing their small-town character by utilizing real-life experiences from other cities, as well as personal experiences from the author’s time spent revitalizing Augusta, Maine (pop. 19,000). Featuring chapters that focus on organizing volunteers, adhering to aesthetics, marketing, urban planning, and more, this book tackles key paths every small city should follow when attempting to redevelop its image.

About the Author(s)

Michael G. Hall lives in Augusta, Maine where he is the executive director for the Augusta Downtown Alliance, a nonprofit affiliated with the Main Street America program, a subsidiary of the National Trust focused on economic development, marketing, community engagement, and art. His experience in urban planning and historic preservation spans multiple countries and includes his on-site work with Historic Scotland, English Heritage, Sons of the American Revolution, and UNESCO World Heritage.

Bibliographic Details

Michael G. Hall
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8559-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4354-0
Imprint: McFarland