College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research

Introduction to "Buildout" Analyses

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Buildout Webinar

 

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A "buildout" analysis is a planning tool that can provide insight into the possible future impacts of a town's current land use regulations. But what does a buildout really tell you? In the first half of the webinar, we'll explain what a buildout is and isn't, go over common misconceptions about buildouts, and review several different types of buildouts and what type of data are needed for each. In the second half we'll illustrate some of these concepts with two case studies - one done in 2008 for the CT Office of Policy and Management and in partnership with the Central Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, and a recently completed buildout done in partnership with the Town of Kent. And of course, we'll (attempt to) answer your questions. After spending this hour with us, you may not be able to do a buildout using your iPhone and a pocket calculator, but you will be able to ask good questions about the need for, uses, and types of buildouts that might apply to your community.

Presented by: Land Use Academy

Running Time: 00:50:53


Instructors:

Emily Wilson, Geospatial Educator
emily.wilson@uconn.edu

Emily's Bio

Emily Wilson is the Geospatial Technology Specialist for the NEMO program. Since joining UConn in 2000, her role has been to provide GIS remote sensing information and support to the NEMO project, the Geospatial Training program and other related research and outreach efforts. She also does a significant amount of web work with the goal of providing easy access to geospatial information and maps.

Emily is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in environmental science and botany. She received her M.S. in forestry and remote sensing from the University of Maine.

Chet Arnold, Water Quality Educator, UConn CLEAR Associate Director
chester.arnold@uconn.edu

Chet's Bio

Chet ArnoldChet Arnold is a Water Quality Educator for the UConn Department of Extension and the Associate Director of the Center for Land use Education and Research (CLEAR). Chet has been with the University since 1987, and is the Co-founder of the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Project, a national award-winning program that uses geospatial technology to educate local land use decision makers about the relationship between land use and water resource protection. As the Associate Director of CLEAR, Chet focuses on the integration of the Center's research, technology, and outreach functions, and how these activities can best benefit Connecticut communities.

Bruce Hyde, Land Use Academy Director
bruce.hyde@uconn.edu

Bruce's Bio

Bruce Hyde is a Land Use Educator for the University of Connecticut's Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR). He is primarily responsible for coordinating the Land Use Academy, which provides basic training for local land use commissioners. In addition, he provides technical assistance to communities in a variety of areas including reviewing land use regulations, affordable housing education and community outreach.

Bruce is an AICP certified planner who has worked in the planning field for over 30 years. He has served in a wide variety of positions including city planner, regional planner, private sector consultant and local planning commissioner. He has a B.S. in Economics from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont.