CLEAR 2016 Webinar Series

The State of Low impact Development In Connecticut: Policies, Drivers, and Barriers

Running Time: 00:53:39

Abstract

The concept of low impact development (LID) has been around for quite some time now. So....is Connecticut buying it? If so, how much? If not, why not? New research by CLEAR's NEMO Program provides some answers to these questions. This webinar will review the results of our extensive internet research covering 85 towns, and accompanying phone interviews with 78 people in those towns involved in the land use process. What are the top 5 drivers that help bring LID to a community? The top 5 barriers that keep it out? What do town planners think needs to be done? You can get the report or visit the Story Map, but why not drop by the webinar too?


Presenters

Dave Dickson

David Dickson

National NEMO Network Coordinator
david.dickson@uconn.edu
(860) 345-5228

Dave Dickson is the coordinator of the National NEMO Network. As coordinator, he works with each of the NEMO Network programs nationwide and strives to facilitate the open exchange of resources, expertise, educational materials and war stories between the programs. He also assists non-member states seeking to start a NEMO program and join the Network.

Dave has both a J.D. and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado, where he served as a notes and comments editor of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. Dave is also a UCONN alum, with a BA in Anthropology and Political Science. His pre-NEMO professional experience includes: coordinating environmental policy and education projects for the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP), representing municipalities before Congress and federal agencies, serving as a liaison between the University of Colorado and both the state legislature and Congress and coordinating an international project that sought to uncover unethical marketing practices in developing countries.

Chet Arnold

Chet Arnold

NEMO Program Co-Founder, CLEAR Director
chester.arnold@uconn.edu
(860) 345-5230

Chet Arnold is an Extension Educator and CLEAR Director. Chet has been with the University since 1987, and has worked on the Long Island Sound Study Public Outreach Program, the NEMO Program, the National NEMO Network, and CLEAR – all of which he helped to create. He has authored several national award-winning papers and has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on over $20M of external grants. As Director, Chet focuses on the integration and dissemination of CLEAR land use research, geospatial tools and training, and outreach programs to best serve CLEAR’s municipal and other audiences. His specialty is harnessing the talent of his younger and more intelligent colleagues and taking credit for their work.