Can Land Use Laws Be Fixed? A Look Inside the DesegregateCT Movement

When:  Mar 1, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)

Can Land Use Laws Be Fixed? A Look Inside the DesegregateCT Movement (1 LUS/HSW)

A broad coalition of community members elected officials, professional organizations, community leaders, lawyers, urban planners, and architects are working together on statewide reform of zoning and planning policy laws in Connecticut. Learn how this coalition is organizing to create a more equal, integrated society, foster inclusive growth, and protect the environment. Founder Sara Bronin, AIA, will describe groundbreaking education, research, and advocacy efforts being undertaken and arm you with tools to use in your own communities.

Learning Objective 1:
An understanding of how land-use laws have led to segregation and inequality.

Learning Objective 2:
A grasp of specific types of reforms to zoning and planning laws that address this issue.

Learning Objective 3:
A peek into a groundbreaking data project that delves deep into key characteristics of local zoning codes in Connecticut.

Learning Objective 4:
A full view of the additional benefits to zoning reform in the areas of the economy, health, education, and more.


Speaker:  Sara C. Bronin, AIA

Sara C. Bronin, AIA, is a Mexican American architect, attorney, and coalition builder who holds an endowed chair at UConn Law School and runs its Center for Energy & Environmental Law.  She is recognized as an international expert on property, land use, historic preservation, and sustainability law.  Bronin serves on the board of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, as an advisor for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and as the leader of DesegregateCT.  Previously, she led Hartford’s nationally recognized Climate Action Plan, City Plan, and zoning code overhaul.  

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