Speakers at Build Maine 2017


Donald Shoup

Donald Shoup is the nations leading innovator in the realm of municipal parking management. In his book, The High Cost of Free Parking, Shoup recommends that cities and towns should charge fair market prices for on-street parking, use the meter revenue to finance public services in the metered neighborhoods, and remove off-street parking requirements. A Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA, his research has focused on how parking policies affect cities, the economy, and the environment.  Donald Shoup’s logical and market-based approach to parking has garnered such widespread support that he has amassed a cult following of “shoupistas”, with an active facebook page dedicated to the discussion of parking.



Eric Kronberg

Eric graduated from the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans, a city that he enjoys returning to, especially to help in these post-Katrina years. With a passion for tackling challenging redevelopment projects in Atlanta, New Orleans and throughout the Southeast, Eric especially cherishes the opportunity to work with redevelopment challenges that this part of the country affords. He is also a senior faculty member of the Incremental Development Alliance, helping to train architects, builders, and concerned citizens how to enter into the world of smaller scale development. 


Tanya Emery

Tanya Emery is the Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Bangor, where she oversees economic and community development, code enforcement, and planning activities for the City. She is a native of Hampden, and attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Since coming back to Maine, she has served on many boards and committees including being a founding member and past Chair of Fusion Bangor, and recently completed a term as an elected member of the RSU #22 School Board.


Chester “Rick” Chellman, PE, LLS, CNU 

Chester “Rick” Chellman is owner of TND Engineering, with more than thirty years’ experience in civil engineering, engineering consulting, traffic engineering, land surveying, land use regulations, and development planning. He currently also works as the Director of Design with Smart Growth America.  Rick also has worked and written extensively on the engineering and traffic engineering aspects of traditional neighborhood development and new urbanism, throughout the US and abroad.  He has a particular focus on understanding the implications of urban street design on traffic flow and management.  Rick also has extensive experience working through the charrette process to build consensus around new transportation approaches.


Angus Jennnings, AICP

Through his 17 year career, Angus Jennings, AICP has been recognized as an innovator in municipal planning, zoning, finance, and public process management. He is the Town Manager in Hampden, recently named the top community in Maine to raise a family. He has worked for municipal, state and federal agencies and has served public, private sector and institutional clients. Angus has successfully enacted new, transformative policies in infrastructure finance and smart growth zoning.  Several of his Massachusetts projects, including Assembly Row and the Winn Casino, have received statewide planning awards.  Consensus building has been a hallmark of his work.

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