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Sustainable Capitol Region Initiative Publications

Smart Growth Guidelines for Sustainable Design and Development

The Smart Growth Guidelines for Sustainable Design and Development are designed to help municipalities form policy decisions and make regulatory changes that will ultimately produce more sustainable development in the Connecticut Capitol Region. 

Hard copies of these guidelines are also available by emailing nscep@bps-lmit.com or calling (800) 490-9198. EPA PUB number is 231-K-09-004.

Together We Can Grow Better: Smart Growth for a Sustainable Connecticut Capitol Region

Together We Can Grow Better: Smart Growth for a Sustainable Connecticut Capitol Region examines sustainable development within the context of the Capitol Region's market and current regulatory framework as well as a site level analysis of four sites in the Capitol Region towns of Bloomfield, Manchester, South Windsor and Tolland.  The report also makes recommendations for regional and state level policy on sustainable development.

From Grey to Green: Sustainable Practices for Redeveloping a Vacant Shopping Center

From Grey to Green: Sustainable Practices for Redeveloping a Vacant Shopping Center is an in-depth study of green infrastructure techniques which could potentially help revitalize the Parkade site, a defunct shopping center in the town of Manchester.

Growing Economy, Shrinking Emissions: A Transit Oriented Future for Connecticut's Capital Region

Growing Economy, Shrinking Emissions is a report of the findings of the Redesigning the Edgeless City Workshop held in the Capitol Reigon in May, 2009.  It explores the development of three regional transit corridors and their positive impact on economy, climate change and greenhouse gas reduction.

Click Here to access RPA Website with additional Materials on Growing Economy, Shrinking Emissions




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