2018 AARP Community Challenge Awards Announced

The AARP Community Challenge is awarding grants to fund quick-action projects — in areas such as housing, transportation, and public space — that spark change and build momentum toward improved livability for all residents. If your idea is big, no project is too small! Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. Applications are due May 16, 2018.
For the 2018 AARP Community Challenge, AARP will prioritize projects that aim to achieve […]

5th Annual Bicycle Festival/Show/Swap Meeting Scheduled for June 10th

The Wethersfield High School Bicycle Club is hosting its 5th Annual Bicycle Festival / Show / Swap Meet on Sunday, June 10th from 8-12:30.  The event includes all styles and vintages of bicycles. There is something for every cycling enthusiast, and a great place to swap, sell, or buy extra parts and bicycle-related items. Also, there are people showing off their bikes, sharing stories, and generally having a good time.
Riding groups, clubs, and organizations can also come to connect with folks in the cycling community.  Some groups […]

CRCOG to Host Public Forums for Capitol Region Complete Streets Plan

The Complete Streets Planning Team is holding an open house as part of a two-day Open Planning Studio. Come by reSET (1429 Park Street Hartford, CT) between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM on May 16, or between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM on May 17, to learn more about the study, explore our draft regional network map, provide input on the study, and work with experts on our team to draft conceptual plans for improvements to a corridor in the […]

Public Input Wanted on Preparing for Natural Hazards

The Capitol Region is active in planning for natural hazards mitigation to help reduce our vulnerabilities to natural disasters and enable our communities to minimize losses and recover more effectively when disasters do occur.   CRCOG is currently updating the Capitol Region Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.
We want to hear from you. Please take a few moments to complete a survey – your input will help shape the plan.
Also, please attend one of the public workshops we will be holding throughout […]

CRCOG Announces Call for Regional Sustainability Awards Program Nominations

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) will again recognize member towns for policies, plans, programs and projects that help promote a more sustainable Capitol Region via its annual Regional Sustainability Awards Program. This year, CRCOG has teamed up with Sustainable CT and will award additional points to nominees who have registered to participate in the new, statewide certification program.
Have you already implemented Complete Streets, invested in brownfield remediation and development, encouraged business creation and growth, taken steps to […]

Registration Opens for March IForum

The Partnership for Strong Communities and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association will host Drowning in Big Data: Translating Numbers into Meaningful Messages.  The program will be held at The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, on Monday, March 19th from 8:30-11:00.  Here is a synopsis of the program:
We live in an age of big data. The proliferation of housing-related data provides new opportunities to explore why housing matters. Effectively synthesizing and translating results in a meaningful way can be challenging. […]

December Meeting Scheduled for the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy

The Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy will meet Wednesday, December 13 in the Green Room at City Hall (550 Main Street) from 3:30 to 5:15 PM for its regular monthly meeting. The Green Room is on the Main Floor and through an office cubicle area. Items on the agenda include an interactive activity around values for the Commission, planning for the 2018 Community Food Security Awards, and a discussion around the timeline for developing the policy recommendations. All meetings are […]

Sustainable CT to Host Launch Event at Hartford Public Library

Sustainable CT, Connecticut’s new voluntary certification program to support and recognize thriving and resilient municipalities, will be hosting launch events around the state.  Come and learn how you, your municipality, businesses, and community organizations can participate. Registration is available for the in-person, regional launch events.  The Hartford Public Library is hosting an event in collaboration with the City of Hartford on January 16, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 pm. at the Library’s Center for Contemporary […]

New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership to Host State of the Region Conference

The New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership will host its annual State of the Region Conference on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Union Station in Springfield, MA from 7:45-11:55 a.m.  The focus of this year’s program is on Leveraging the Knowledge Corridor’s Transportation Assets and Investments to Drive Economic Progress.  Robert Puentes, President/CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Seating is limited, so register today!