land use

Can Watershed Land Use Legacies Inform Nitrogen Management?

June 16, 2021 Presented By Ashley Helton, Professor, UConn Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering Past land use activities (or land use “legacies”) can be strong indicators of contemporary water quality; yet watershed management strategies often neglect the lag times associated with land change trajectories. In this seminar, […]

Best Practices in Balancing Land Use and Economic Development

April 28, 2021 Presented by Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator, UConn Extension, Courtney Hendricson, Vice President of Partnerships, AdvanceCT, Kristen Gorski, Economic Development Coordinator, Town of West Hartford, and President, CT Economic Development Association (CEDAS) Many communities struggle to find a comfortable balance between the desires of the business community, the desires of […]

Emergency Changes to the Land Use Process in the COVID-19 Era

March 26, 2020 Presented By Sara C. Bronin, Thomas F. Gallivan Chair of Real Property Law, UConn Law School and Chair, Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission In the COVID-19 era, the law must balance the need to limit face-to-face interaction, the public interest in efficient municipal function, and the difficulties municipalities face in an era […]

Light Nights

Is light pollution high on your list of concerns? With so many disturbing developments happening globally, light pollution probably doesn’t hold a candle to your worries about accelerating climate change, failing governments, or spreading superbugs. Nevertheless, we are learning more about the impacts of light pollution and there are people in many fields including ecology, […]

Part 3: Customizing Connecticut’s Changing Landscape Story

Visit Part 1: The Story of Connecticut’s Changing Landscape and Visit Part 2: Creating the Story Map of Connecticut’s Changing Landscape This is part 3 of a 3-part blog about the Connecticut’s Changing Landscape Story Map. This blog is the most technical and is meant for folks that already have created a story map and […]

Part 2: Creating the Story Map of Connecticut’s Changing Landscape

Visit Part 1: The Connecticut’s Changing Landscape Story Why did we make a story map? Because a story map is visually appealing and catchy, is easy to understand AND information rich, guides the reader while allowing for exploration and is an interesting, multimedia experience. The goal of this blog (Part 2) is to share some of the “how” when creating […]

Part 1: The Story of Connecticut’s Changing Landscape

Connecticut’s Changing Landscape CLEAR has been creating and sharing land cover for decades. Our websites and methods for slicing and dicing and displaying the data have evolved along with technology. One thing has remained constant through the versions – the maps (now up to six dates covering 25 years) are a rich set of information with […]

Connecting Sustainable Woodland Management and High School Technical Arts Programs: An Initiative Creating Educational Opportunities for Local Wood Utilization

-Article written by Tom Worthley, UConn Extension Forestry- During a conversation in 2010 between myself and a teacher from the industrial arts department at Haddam-Killingworth High School, the suggestion was made that the School District could continually grow, harvest and process a portion of the annual lumber needs for the shop class from part of […]

When it comes to Climate Change— Money Talks

It is generally accepted by climate scientists that New England will experience a trend of increasing intensity and frequency of storms resulting in an increase in flooding and coastal erosion. Recent storms have raised our collective awareness of the damage, both fiscal and physical, that these storms can cause. Consider that Sandy wasn’t even a […]

Introduction to “Buildout” Analyses

February 28, 2012 Presented by Bruce Hyde, Emily Wilson and Chet Arnold, UConn CLEAR 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 […]

Land Use Academy Spring 2012 Schedule

The Land Use Academy has two new training classes scheduled for land use officials. The Advanced Training Academy held on November 5 was a huge success. As a result, another Advanced Training Academy is scheduled for March 31, 2012. The Academy will be held on the University of Connecticut Stamford Campus. The Advanced Land Use […]

Land Use Academy’s Advanced Training

The first Advanced Training Academy held on November 5 was a huge success. Attendance was at capacity, attracting 85 land use commissioners and professional planners from 36 towns for the day long training. As a result, we have added another Advanced Training Academy for March 31, 2012. The Advanced Land Use Academy training is a departure […]