Center for Land Use Education and Research

The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) provides information, education and assistance to land use decision makers, in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection.


New & Upcoming

Next Webinar - June 19th
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Opportunities For Brownfield Redevelopment in Connecticut

Tue, June 19th, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT




Brownfields are underutilized properties, most often located in urban cores, the redevelopment of which is complicated by the potential presence of contamination. While Connecticut communities have made great strides in advancing brownfield revitalization, much work lies ahead and municipalities are often challenged by limited resources. In this webinar, Dr. Maria Chrysochoou Director of the Connecticut Brownfields Initiative (CBI) at the University of Connecticut and Ms. Binu Chandy, Deputy Director of the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development at the Ct Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), will discuss opportunities for brownfield redevelopment support. Specifically, Ms. Chandy will present an overview of brownfield financial assistance programs, while Dr. Chrysochoou will present the technical Municipal Assistance Program that is launched this year through CBI

In the Queue...

MS4 Permit Year 2 Tasks | Register (free)

Tue, June 26th, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

2018 Webinar Schedule

Land Use Training

Land Use Academy Website | Contact Bruce Hyde

Basic Legal Issues

  • June 5, 2018, Old Lyme, CT

Fundamentals of Reading Plans

  • May 21, 2018, Fairfield, CT
  • May 31, 2018, Mansfield, CT
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NRCA Website | Contact Laura Cisneros

Conservation Training Partnerships

  • Groton - June 2-3
  • Hartford - June 21-22
  • New Fairfield - june 25-26

Conservation Ambassador Program

  • July 15-21 (registration closed)

Teacher Professional Learning

  • August 13-15 (registration closed)
Geospatial Training

Geospatial Training Website | Contact Cary Chadwick

  • Intro to Python Scripting, June 6-7

Featured Projects

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CT MS4 Guide

CT NEMO is providing tools, training and other support to communities facing new stormwater rules under the MS4 general permit. 

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CLEAR Story Map Gallery

Story Maps combine interactive maps with photos, videos, graphics and more. From bears to breakwaters, we’ve got something for you here. Check it out! 

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New Imagery on the New CT ECO Website

Check out the new, statewide 2016 high resolution aerial imagery on the updated CT ECO website!

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Adapt CT

A CLEAR partnership with Connecticut Sea Grant providing outreach, tools and learning opportunities focused on climate adaptation in Connecticut communities.

CLEAR Program Areas

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Land use is a major determinant of both water quality and water quantity. CLEAR has several projects and programs focusing on the impact of urbanization on water resources.

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Land & Climate

Land use is the bottom line! At CLEAR we have research, tools and outreach programs to help people make more informed land use decisions that protect their natural resources and make them more resilient to a changing climate.

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CLEAR's mapping expertise is focused on remote sensing analysis, development of online geospatial land use tools, and training for professionals and others in the use of various types of geospatial technology.

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Connecting Connecticut high school students, adult volunteers and teachers with conservation efforts at the community level.