About Us

PS21 (Portsmouth Smart Growth for the 21st Century) presents ideas and encourages discussion and policy development around planning issues in Portsmouth, N.H.

Our goal is to support the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, livable, and walkable community compatible with the principles of smart growth, the historic nature of Portsmouth, and the context of the 21st century.

We want to involve key stakeholders, residents and the business community and established a long-term vision for the city.

PS21 has hosted nearly a dozen events since March 2014 including a public talk and workshop with “Walkable City” author and planner Jeff Speck; tours of the city’s developing North End and Islington Street Corridor; Cornell professor Michael Manville discussing parking policies for a successful downtown; and a presentation by noted architectural critic Robert Campbell.

PS21 Summary of Activities

PS21 is a registered New Hampshire non-profit with a 501c3 fiscal agent.

Board of Directors

Emily Corbett Chadwick, Chair
Peter Vandermark, Vice-Chair
Effie Malley, Treasurer
Grace Lessner, Secretary
Deb Chag
Tom Morgan
Jonathan Sandberg