Futurescan Project

Lewes FutureScan Project

The Greater Lewes Foundation (GLF) serves as the primary sponsor for FutureScan - a project to identify both the greatest risks facing greater Lewes over the next decade, and the top priorities for Lewes residents and elected officials to address. Project partners include the Sea Grant Program of the University of Delaware's College of Marine & Earth Studies and the Delaware River & Bay Authority.

Much of the information in the report is based on interviews with key community leaders, as well as compiled from factual information obtained from a variety of reports and planning documents. During 2007, the GLF staff conducted interviews with more than 50 organizational, institutional, and community leaders to compile an inventory of the issues they see facing Lewes by the year 2017.

The Goals of the Lewes FutureScan Project are to:

  • Present information that helps to characterize the current atmosphere of the City of Lewes and the surrounding region, with regards to growth, development and changing demographics
  • Gain a sense of how Lewes residents feel about certain key issues and concerns
  • Enable regional non-profits, businesses, service providers, city officials, residents and others to envision the challenges and opportunities that Lewes and the region will face in the upcoming decade (2007 – 2017)

Lewes FutureScan is being conducted with the support of the University of Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service. The project is supported by a generous grant from the Delaware River and Bay Authority; and additional support from the University of Delaware Sea Grant Program and the University’s Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative.


May 19, 2010 PDF