Data Resources

  • Meriden Transit-Oriented Development

    This report offers a plan for the transit-oriented development of Meriden, Connecticut. It includes maps depicting various areas of the city, zoning guidelines, and diagrams for proposed developments.

    Dec. 31, 2012

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  • Tactical Urbanism, Vol. 1: Short-term Action, Long-term Change

    This guide introduces the concept of "Tactical Urbanism:" the small-scale approach to improving communities which begins at the scale of streets, blocks, or buildings. Through case studies, the "tacticians" present strategies to make communities more liveable.

    Mar. 1, 2012

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  • 2012 New Haven State of the City (John DeStefano, Jr.)

    Mayor of New Haven John Destefano, Jr. delivered the State of the City address on February 6, 2012. He lauded the city for its resilience through unexpected weather, a downtown fire, and the economic downturn. He noted that there is still room for improvement in the city's public schools, community safety, and jobs.

    Feb. 6, 2012

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  • New Haven Board of Aldermen Agenda 2012-13

    The Board of Aldermen released their Vision Statement and Legislative Policy and Governance Agenda, which covered issues such as jobs, youth, fiscal responsibility, public safety, crime, and violence.

    Jan. 1, 2012

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  • Meriden TOD Market Analysis and Station Area Development Potential

    Parsons Brinckerhoff, an engineering consulting company, offered suggestions to the city of Meriden to improve business at the Meriden City Center. Since one of Meriden's strengths is its accessibility by public transportation, the suggestions center around transit-oriented development. Additionally, there is a focus on downtown housing developments, with relation to the HUB site.

    Nov. 8, 2011

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  • Sustainable Action: Planting the Seeds of Relational Organizing

    Rev. Louise Green wrote about the relational method of community organizing, which seeks to transition from rigid, bureaucracy-based methods to a more flexible approach. Green suggests creating a culture of interpersonal relationships that is served by the bureaucracy, rather than operating within its framework.

    Mar. 18, 2011

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