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Lack of graduate urban planning programs hurting state

By , Republican American | July 26, 2019

Waterbury— A dry talent pipeline is contributing to economic stagnation in Connecticut’s cities. The state is one of 15 in the country with no accredited, graduate level urban planning programs, which advocates say bring in research dollars, groom qualified professionals and furnish data to inform future investments in development. Mary Donegan, assistant professor in-residence of…

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In Bridgeport, a former factory is being transformed from blighted property to a model of revitalization

By , Republican American | June 4, 2019

  BRIDGEPORT — Gary Flocco, managing partner of Corvus Capital Partners, excitedly spoke over the sound of power tools and the shouts of hard-hat clad builders working in the concrete hallways of the former Graphophone Co. “We see ourselves as catalyst developers,” said Flocco, speaking under caged light bulbs strung above piles of pipes. “We’ll…

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