|Visit the CCL website.|
Connecticut's landscape is changing. The natural forested land of the Northeast, almost completely converted to farmland only a hundred years ago, is now undergoing a transformation to an urban/suburban landscape. With these changes come a number of concerns about the environmental, social and economic impacts of development, some of which have become the subject of intense debate across the state. Connecticut's Changing Landscape, a project under development at UConn for the past two years, is an attempt to bring research-based information and education to these debates.
HOW, exactly, is our landscape changing? The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has made use of cutting-edge remote sensing techniques to provide data about how our landscape has changed since 1985, with a special emphasis on the growth of developed land.
The CCL website includes: