Tools for Towns and Cities
Education and Training
The Municipal Primer - Your Guide to Creating a "Green and Growing" Community
The Municipal Primer – Your Guide to Creating a “Green and Growing” Community (also called “The Municipal Primer”) provides basic information and guidance to municipal officials on a wide variety of topics related to environmental protection so that local decision-makers are informed about key environmental topics.
Permitting and Compliance for Municipal Officials
In conjunction with the release of The Municipal Primer, on October 3, 2008, DEEP held a workshop on permitting and compliance for local chief elected officials and public works officials. This is the combined power point presentations from that workshop.
Presentations from DEEP's "Partnering for a Green and Growing Connecticut" Workshop
On December 3, 2008, DEEP held a second workshop in conjunction with the release of The Municipal Primer. This workshop was for local chief elected officials and their land use staff. This is the combined power point presentations from that workshop.
DEEP's Municipal Inland Wetlands Commissioners Training Program
Annual comprehensive training program for inland wetlands agency members.
University of Connecticut: Center for and Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
Provides information, education and assistance to land use decision makers, in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection. CLEAR conducts remote sensing research, develops landscape analysis tools and training, and conducts outreach education programs. Of particular use to land use managers are:
- Land Use Academy
Provides basic land use education for local land use decision makers across the state.
- Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
Educates local land use decision makers about the impacts of land use on natural resources.
Land Use Leadership Alliance
Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) is a training program designed to put needed technical, planning, and process tools into the hands of local leaders to help create the land use patterns that will determine the quality of life, economy, and environment of communities in Connecticut.
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