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June 15 IForum: Can CT’s Busway and Commuter Rail Invigorate the State?


The 2012 IForums series, organized by the Partnership for Strong Communities, concludes with its sixth event on Friday, June 15. 

Developing Connecticut’s Transit Future:
Strategic Placemaking and Economic Opportunity

Connecticut needs jobs, skilled young professionals and homes workers can afford.

Connecticut needs rejuvenated town centers, walkable neighborhoods, interesting “placemaking” amenities and energy- and environmentally-efficient infrastructure.

Connecticut needs transit-oriented development!!

Increasingly expensive gasoline and heating oil. Tight credit and exorbitant down payment requirements. Congested highways. Dangerous auto emissions. A shortage of young professionals. They all lead to one conclusion:

The state and its municipalities must work together – and focus valuable resources – to coordinate economic growth, housing, transportation, environmental and energy policy.

Friday, June 15
The Lyceum. 227 Lawrence Street. Hartford, CT 06106
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m - Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m - Forum
Click here for directions. 
(Certification Maintenance Credits pending for AICP-Certified Planners)

The event will feature:

  • Keynote Speaker Stanton Eckstut,  a pioneering architect and designer who has created new centers of social and civic activity with his innovative work as the designer of Battery Park City’s master plan, intermodal transportation hubs and many other projects, will describe how Connecticut’s cities and towns can apply creative, thoughtful, contextual “placemaking” designs to their transit station.
  • Commentary from CT Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes, CT Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker and CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development Deputy Commissioner Kip Bergstrom

The event is full. To be placed on the waiting list please contact Laura Bachman at:,  860-244-0066.

Click here for the event flyer. 

Click here for more information on the IForum series. 


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