The Hartford Courant

Though Connecticut is well served by commuter rail, a new report indicates that only half of the communities with Metro-North station have land use regulations in place to maximize development around them.
Aug 4, 2013   The Hartford Courant
With two major transit lines in the pipeline, and several billion dollars of road, bridge, and transit repair and replacement projects planned for the future, Connecticut officials are counting on transit-oriented development to help raise revenue.
Dec 12, 2012   The Hartford Courant
The 2005 Supreme Court decision on Kelo v. New London was a landmark in eminent domain law, paving the way for Pfizer to develop there. Four years later, Pfizer is pulling up stakes.
Nov 13, 2009   The Hartford Courant
The suburbs are stereotyped as homogeneous, boring, cookie-cutter communities. But suburbs are evolving, according to this column from Tom Condon. Their relationship with cities is also changing -- and it can be good for both.
Jan 13, 2009   The Hartford Courant
The myth of the American West as a wild, natural place is long gone, says urban studies professor Carl Abbott. The Western U.S. is actually the most urban part of the nation.
Oct 24, 2008   The Hartford Courant
New London, Connecticut, like many victims of the 1970s, was saddled with a harsh, ineffective public plaza at the heart of its downtown. Planners are working to return the plaza to its historic form.
Aug 21, 2008   The Hartford Courant
<p>While the city's regional approach is the envy of many American planners, Shanghai is also guilty of top-down planning that may end up encouraging sprawl.</p>
May 20, 2008   The Hartford Courant
<p>New research from the University of Connecticut shows that on-street parking is a key ingredient in a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown.</p>
May 19, 2008   The Hartford Courant
<p>Green roofs offer an opportunity for outdoor space and gardening for people with little or no yards.</p>
Apr 13, 2008   The Hartford Courant
<p>With observations from six world cities on four continents, the new book "Endless City" calls for development that supports people and the environment, rather than automobiles.</p>
Apr 7, 2008   The Hartford Courant
<p>Reining sprawl may require "redirecting" it.</p>
Mar 1, 2008   The Hartford Courant