Community & Regional Planning


The Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) provides a range of project management and planning services to our members including:

  • Comprehensive planning
  • Neighborhood master planning
  • Climate resiliency strategies
  • Urban design
  • Zoning analysis
  • Ordinance development 
  • Form-based coding
  • Educational workshop facilitation
  • Research

Land Use & Transportation Planning Support

GPCOG also partners with its member communities to provide regional land-use and transportation planning support.

Resource Library

GPCOG maintains a technical assistance library on our website for our members and the general public. This library contains an archive of regionally significant planning studies and planning resources. Visit the GPCOG Resource Library.


Our planning services are funded with municipal dues, as well as with grants from the Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. For larger projects, a fee-for-service contract can be arranged. 

We are also able to assist our members with finding additional technical and financial resources to help make sure the region's planning needs are met.