Center for Land Use Education and Research

The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) provides information, education and assistance to land use decision makers, in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection.


New & Upcoming
Black Lives Matter
CLEAR believes that Black Lives Matter. We have come to understand more deeply that the inequities and racism plaguing society extend to the issues at the core of our mission, such as environmental science, climate resilience, geospatial technology, STEM education and land use planning. As a Center and as individuals, we pledge to re-examine our culture and programs to find more inclusive ways to address these issues. Read More
New Landcover Data
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1-meter resolution land cover for Connecticut!!

CLEAR is happy to announce the arrival of new high resolution statewide land cover—1 meter pixel resolution and 17 classes. Thanks to our partners at NOAA Office of Coastal Management for developing this awesome dataset.

The CLEAR Blog is a place where CLEAR faculty, staff and partners let their hair down and talk about the things that are important to them, whether work-related or in the wider world out there. Any opinions expressed in our blogs are those of the author and not the opinion of CLEAR or the University of Connecticut.
Webinars Online

2021 Webinars

Webinar Archives Library

Mini-Webinar Series: The Social Distancing Collection

CLEAR hosted a series of 30ish-minute mini-webinars, two a week, for the past two months.

Climate Adaptation
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Adapt CT Website

CLEAR and Connecticut Sea Grant work to provide information, tools, trainings an workshop opportunities to assist municipalities, businesses and residents of Connecticut in their efforts to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.

Featured Projects
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CT MS4 Guide

CT NEMO is providing tools, training and other support to communities facing new stormwater rules under the MS4 general permit. 

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CLEAR Story Map Gallery

Story Maps combine interactive maps with photos, videos, graphics and more. From bears to breakwaters, we’ve got something for you here. Check it out! 

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New Imagery on the New CT ECO Website

Check out the new, statewide 2016 high resolution aerial imagery on the updated CT ECO website!

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Adapt CT

A CLEAR partnership with Connecticut Sea Grant providing outreach, tools and learning opportunities focused on climate adaptation in Connecticut communities.

Featured Story Maps
Program Areas
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Land use is a major determinant of both water quality and water quantity. CLEAR has several projects and programs focusing on the impact of urbanization on water resources.

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Land & Climate

Land use is the bottom line! At CLEAR we have research, tools and outreach programs to help people make more informed land use decisions that protect their natural resources and make them more resilient to a changing climate.

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CLEAR's mapping expertise is focused on remote sensing analysis, development of online geospatial land use tools, and training for professionals and others in the use of various types of geospatial technology.

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Connecting Connecticut high school students, adult volunteers and teachers with conservation efforts at the community level.