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- Advanced Training
- Online Academy
The Advanced Training is a more in-depth look at the Basic Training topics with time for audience participation, questions, observations, etc.. LEARN MORE
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Outreach Education for Connecticut's Municipal Officials
The Land Use Academy provides practical education for local land use decision makers in Connecticut. Our program focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to serve effectively on a local land use commission. Learn More.
The map below shows the number of land use commissioners attending a Land Use Academy session, by town, 2008 – 2012.
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Basic Training & Fundamentals of Reading Plans
The Academy Basic Training is for land use commissioners who are new to their respective commissions or for experienced commissioners who want a refresher.
This training can be provided at the request of an RPO, a group of municipalities or an individual municipality. A minimum of 15 participants is required. There is no cost for this training. Please contact Bruce Hyde, Land Use Academy Director for details.
November 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
Legal Requirements & Procedures Roles & Responsibilities
November 17, 2015 (Tuesday)
Basic Elements of Plan Reading
Advanced Training - In response to feedback from both professional planners and land use commissioners, we are offering an all-day advanced training covering three topics in-depth: Bias, Predisposition and Conflicts Implementing and Enforcing Land Use Decisions Running a Meeting and Making the Decision.
2016 Schedule TBD
The Land Use Academy is a part of the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) within the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Academy collaborates with other CLEAR programs on various projects in an effort to create the most useful tools and resources for municipal officials.