About the Land Use Academy


Connecticut is truly a bastion of “home rule.” With no county government since the 1950’s, each of the state’s 169 municipalities is largely in charge of its own land use planning and regulation – which is accomplished by a small number of land use commissions peopled by community-minded volunteers.

The UConn CLEAR Land Use Academy provides practical education for these critical local land use decision maker. Our program focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to serve effectively on a local land use commission. New land use commissioners and those considering becoming commissioners will find our workshops especially useful, as will current commissioners seeking to update or refresh their understanding of fundamental land use topics.

The Academy is a partnership of the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), the CT Bar Association (CBA), and the CT Office of Policy and Management (OPM).