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Impacts of Redlining on Greenspace- January Updates to Anti-racism in the Outdoors

Every month updates are made to Anti-racism in the Outdoors an annotated bibliography including organizations, presentations articles books and resources related to anti-racism in the outdoors. Look for the highlighted “Newly added” resources each month. This month’s highlights include several resources relate to ways in which discriminatory redlining policies instituted in the 1930’s across the […]

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Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development Webinar – Wed Jan 20 – 3 pm ET

NACDEP WEBINAR WEDNESDAY SESSION TO LOOK AT BEST PRACTICES IN LAND USE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The New Year is here – and soon so will the next NACDEP’ Webinar Wednesday. The presentation for January is “Best Practices in Land Use and Economic Development – A Program for Municipal Accreditation.” It will be presented by Laura Brown, an Associate Professor, Community […]

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As an educator in Community & Economic Development I stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in denouncing systemic racism and white supremacy. The history of community and economic development is rife with examples of policies and programs that have inflicted economic violence against black, indigenous and people of color for many generations. It is important that we all not only understand the history of these injustices but work diligently to identify and disassemble unjust systems. Read more.

 

COVID-19 Resources for Business, Economic Development, & Local Government

Below is a list of business resources I’ve been compiling for State of Connecticut Businesses. This is a clearinghouse of resources, not an official site. Please refer to the state resources below for official and legal guidance. Economic development leaders, commissioners, and practitioners are invited a new unmoderated state listserv for […]

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Laura Brown, CEcD
Community & Economic Development Educator
University of Connecticut Department of Extension
New Haven County Extension Center
305 Skiff Street, North Haven CT 06473-4451
Direct: 203.407-3157 Main: 203.407.3161
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