2006: Search for Space

“The Search for Space in an Era of Sprawl: A Study on the Recent Changes in the Landscape of Middletown, Connecticut” by Sylvia Ryerson

A look at the upsurge of residential developments in Middletown in the past quarter-century, and the methods employed to conserve open spaces and work against the spread of exurban sprawl.  The aim is to untangle exactly how the landscape of Middletown has changed in the recent past, what the local government’s view and practice is on the matter, how and why land is conserved in the area, and ultimately why all of this is of immediate importance as the city of Middletown looks towards its future.

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