Historic and Green - A New Climate Agenda


Friday, January 24, 2020 8:30 am to 3:30 pm



This event welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests by invitation only.


Thomas F. Gallivan Chair of Real Property Law Sara C. Bronin and

The Center for Energy and Environmental Law invite you to

Historic and Green: A New Climate Agenda

Historic preservation is, at its core, an exercise in sustainability. Older buildings are often energy-efficient, made with renewable materials (such as wood or brick), and longer-lasting. Moreover, maintaining an existing structure avoids the environmental costs of replacing it with new construction. Despite their environmental benefits, Connecticut’s historic places face unprecedented threats, including climate change and needless demolition. Preservationists must recognize that in the face of these threats, not everything can be preserved. At the same time, preservationists must build consensus for changes to law and policy that protect historic places in service of environmental goals.

This UConn School of Law conference, cosponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLPPreservation Connecticut, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association aims to craft a statewide policy agenda that recognizes preservation as a fundamental environmental value.

Panels will focus on:

  • Documenting the status of and threats to historic sites;
  • Reducing potential damage to historic places through performance, construction, and siting standards; and
  • Ensuring that disaster response encompasses historical and cultural resources at all levels, from planning to recovery.

$50 for those seeking CT CLE or AICP CM credit, free for invited guests, parking $1/hour. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Eligible for up to 4.5 hours of CT CLE credit.

RSVP by January 17, 2020 by clicking here

IMPORTANT NOTE: While we encourage commuting, public transportation, and bicycling, those seeking to park a vehicle on campus must pay $1/hour through the PayByPhone system. On-street parking is also available where posted.



$50 for those seeking CLE or AICP CM credit, free for everyone else


Deb King
Louanne Cooley


If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.