Motley Speaker Series: Equity Through Zoning Reform in Connecticut (EMS201016)

Friday, October 16, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


Access Recording
CBA-CBF-webThe Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality is presented by the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in collaboration and co-sponsorship with the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) and James W. Cooper Fellows

About the Program

This program will feature land use attorneys, including two law professors, discussing how the structure of land use decision-making in Connecticut can impede policies and decisions that promote racial and economic equity, with a focus on several types of exclusionary zoning regulations; and current efforts to revise state zoning laws to promote desegregation.

You Will Learn

  • How the exercise of land use regulatory authority and decision-making primarily at the municipal level can create a parochial focus that results in dysfunction and inequity
  • Particular types of land use policies and regulations that have inequitable impacts, with examples of solutions from other states
  • Current reform proposals circulating for consideration in the next legislative session

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, planners, and government officials who would like to learn more about how our land use system creates inequity, and how components of the system may be restructured to promote equity.



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Sara Bronin Sara C. Bronin
UConn School of Law, Hartford

Tim Hollister Timothy S. Hollister
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford

lemar.anika.singh Anika Singh Lemar
Yale Law School, New Haven


Jacqueline Kaufman Jacqueline O. Kaufman
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford

CLE Credit

CT: 1.5 CLE Credits (Ethics)

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download.


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