MEDIA

TV, print, and radio appearances.

Sara is a frequent commentator on national and local TV, an expert cited in print publications, and a voice on national and regional radio.  Sara has appeared on CNN, Cheddar, NewsMax, and CBC, among other television stations, and she been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA TodayHuffington Post, Salon, Law360, Commercial Record, StreetsBlog USA, Houston ChronicleCityLab, and other national publications, as well as all major Connecticut publications.  She has also appeared on national radio like NPR’s Marketplace and the Dan Abrams Show (Sirius XM). 

AUDIO

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SARA'S EXPERTISE INCLUDES:

  • Property:  eminent domain, takings, adverse possession, landlord-tenant rights, easements, covenants, title (ownership) disputes. 
  • Land Use:  planning and zoning.
  • Historic Preservation:  landmarks, historic districts, the National Register, tax credits, preservation/conservation easements.
  • Energy:  renewable energy, shared solar, special districts, solar zoning, solar rights.

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PAST MEDIA APPEARANCES

RADIO/TV:  

  • Radio Interview, “Planning and Zoning,” The People’s Show with Mark Wallace, WVON Chicago, June 21, 2020
  • Radio Interview, “How Zoning Rules Perpetuate Segregation,” New England News Collaborative, June 18, 2020
  • Television Interview, “Confederate Symbols Removed Amid Protests for Racial Equality,” CNN, June 14, 2020
  • Television Interview, “Alabama Law Prevents Removal of Confederate Monuments,” WHNT Huntsville, June 3, 2020
  • Television Interview, “Business Owners Weigh In as Outdoor Dining Set to be Permitted Next Week,” WFSB, May 13, 2020
  • Television Interview, “’Outdated’ Zoning Laws Need to be Addressed Before Restaurants Reopen, City Planner Says,” Boston25 News, May 11, 2020
  • Television Interview, “Hartford Considers Changing Zoning Regulations to Allow More Outdoor Cafes,” WFSB, May 1, 2020
  • Television Interview, “Reopen Connecticut: Hartford Aiming to Expand Outdoor Seating for Restaurants,” Fox61 News, May 1, 2020
  • Radio Interview, “The Hartford 2035 Plan,” with Aaron Kupec, Face Connecticut, WTIC, March 21, 2020
  • Radio Interview, “Hartford’s Vision: One on One,” with Brian Boyer, Pulse of the Region Show, March 13, 2020
  • Television Interview, “Attacking Iranian Cultural Sites Would Be War Crime, Pentagon Says After Trump Threat,” with Cheddar News Network, January 7, 2020
  • Television Interview (Statement), “Elected Officials and Local Experts React to President Trump’s Tweets Threatening the Middle East,” Fox61 News, January 6, 2020
  • Television Interview, “Trump Threatens Iran’s Cultural Sites,” CBC News Network (Canada), January 6, 2020
  • Radio Interview, “The Legality of Destroying Iranian Cultural Heritage,” with ABC News Correspondent Dan Abrams, Politics of the United States Podcast, January 6, 2020

PRINT: 

  • The Coronavirus Has Sunk Public Transportation Ridership. Will it Come Back?, Hartford Business Journal, June 15, 2020
  • “It Perpetuates Segregation”: Racial Justice Protests Bring Calls to Reform Connecticut Zoning Laws that Restrict Affordable Housing, Hartford Courant, June 14, 2020
  • Zoning Expert Says Segregation Tied to Land Use Rules is a Crisis, New Haven Register, June 9, 2020
  • Louisville Removed the Castleman Statue: Is this the End for Other Confederate Memorials?, Louisville Courier-Journal, June 8, 2020
  • Richmond is Taking Down Confederate Statues: Is this the End for Other Confederate Memorials?, USA Today, June 4, 2020
  • This Class is Real, and It’s Spectacular: UConn Professor Lectures on ‘Seinfeld’ in Unique Forum, UConn Today, June 2, 2020
  • Pandemic Cases Set Stage for Climate Takings Battles, E&E News, May 22, 2020
  • Dozens of Hartford-Area Restaurants Applied for Permission to Take Over Streets, Sidewalks as Outdoor Dining is Set to Resume, Hartford Courant, May 19, 2020
  • The Environment Has Had a Few Successes in the Courts (Enjoy Them Now – They Won’t Last), RedGREENBlue,May 15, 2020
  • Applications Open for Hartford Restaurants Looking to Expand Outdoors for Wednesday Partial Reopening, Hartford Courant, May 15, 2020
  • How Zoning Reform Can Help Businesses Transition to Outdoor Operations, Planetizen, May 15, 2020
  • Parking Lots to Patios: Restaurants and Zoning Officials Jump to Expand Outdoor Dining Under New Executive Order, Hartford Courant, May 14, 2020
  • Courts and Climate Change and COVID-19: Trump’s Been Working Hard on One of These Things, Daily Kos,May 14, 2020
  • Minimum Parking Requirements Lifted to Support Outdoor Dining in Connecticut, Planetizen, May 13, 2020
  • Legal Scholar Expects COVID Lawsuits to Shape Future Climate Litigation, Inside EPA, May 12, 2020
  • Hartford Eyes Expanded Outdoor Dining Service Amid Plans to Reopen CT Economy, Hartford Business Journal, May 1, 2020
  • Power and Leadership in Times of Crisis, Hartford Business Journal, April 20, 2020
  • Coronavirus Could Alter Climate Litigation. Here’s How, Climate Wire, April 9, 2020
  • Whites-Only Rules Still Surface in CT Property Records, Middletown Press, March 2, 2020
  • Draft 15-Year Plan Offers Vision of a Happier, Healthier, Wealthier Hartford by its 400th Birthday, Hartford Courant, March 2, 2020
  • Hartford’s Next Master Plan to Focus on Arts, Nightlife, Transportation, Hartford Business Journal, January 27, 2020
  • Hartford Mayor to State: Stop with the Segregation, CT Mirror, January 17, 2020
  • Trump Walks Back Threat to Commit War Crimes Against Iran’s Cultural Sites, Huffington Post, January 7, 2020
  • The Disturbing History Behind Trump’s Threat to Target Iranian Cultural Sites, Washington Post, January 6, 2020

 

RADIO/TV: 

  • Radio Interview, “Land Matters” Podcast, with Anthony Flint, Lincoln Land Institute, December 19, 2019
  • Television Interview, “Hartford Considers Turning Streets into Bicycle Boulevards,” WTNH, October 29, 2019
  • Radio Interview, “The Future of the Suburbs,” with Duo Dickinson (Saved by Design), WPKN, September 26, 2019
  • Radio Interview, “Are Too Many Parking Lots Hurting Hartford?”, with Ray Dunaway, WTIC, August 2, 2019
  • Television Interview, “Looking Ahead to CT Trails Day,” Fox61, May 31, 2019

    PRINT: 

    • The Downtown Highway That Could Drive Hartford’s Comeback, CityLab, December 23, 2019
    • Building for the People, University of Texas College of Liberal Arts Life & Letters Magazine, November 18, 2019
    • With Hartford’s 400th Birthday on the Horizon, Plans are Underway to See the City Thrive by 2035, Hartford Courant, October 27, 2019
    • Hartford’s $26M Park and Main Redevelopment to Have More Rentals, Later Groundbreaking, Hartford Courant, October 23, 2019
    • Colleges Help Drive Urban Revival, but Town-Gown Relationships Can Be Fraught, CT Mirror, October 11, 2019
    • Some CT Communities Put Self-Storage on Pause, Hartford Business Journal, September 30, 2019
    • Hartford Healthcare Plans Major Expansion at Hartford Hospital, Hartford Courant, September 11, 2019
    • Hartford Hospital Plans 50,000 Sq. Ft. Addition to Seymour St. Campus, Hartford Business Journal, September 11, 2019
    • Hartford a Top 25 City for Green Energy, Hartford Courant, July 29, 2019
    • Downtown Hartford has a Glut of Parking Lots Some Say Could Hold the Key to Growing the City’s Grand List, Hartford Business Journal, July 15, 2019
    • Volunteer Commissions Struggle to Monitor Easements in Old Lyme, Connecticut Examiner, July 12, 2019
    • Municipalities and State Eye Regulation for Airbnb, Growing Home-Sharing Industry, Hartford Business Journal, May 27, 2019
    • Legislation Withdrawn that Sought to Ease Protections on Historic Buildings in the State, Hartford Courant, May 9, 2019
    • A New Vision to Replace the I-84 Viaduct Could Drastically Change the Look and Feel of Downtown Hartford, Hartford Courant, April 18, 2019
    • Bill Would Make it Easier to Demolish Historical New London Buildings, The Day, April 9, 2019
    • Extraordinary Life: Marc Levine:  A Real Estate Developer with a Big Heart and a Big Vision for Hartford, Hartford Courant, April 14, 2019
    • Autonomous Vehicles: Diverse Group Seeks to Answer Broad Questions, UConn Today, April 2, 2019
    • Preservationists Say Bill Would Diminish Protections for Historic Buildings, Hartford Courant, February 16, 2019

    RADIO/TV: 

    • Radio Interview, “Feeling the Heat: Our Homes,” with Duo Dickinson (Saved by Design), WPKN, July 26, 2018

    PRINT: 

    • A New Solar Facility Creates Jobs and Greater Energy Independence for the Navajo Nation, Make Change, December 20, 2018
    • The 3 Least Energy-Efficient States in the Country, Think Realty, November 1, 2018
    • Inside a Commuter Rail Comeback in Hartford, Connecticut, CityLab, October 29, 2018
    • Most and Least Energy-Efficient States, WalletHub, October 16, 2018
    • Airbnb Brings Connecticut Millions in Tax Revenue, But This Town is Saying “No, Hartford Courant, August 8, 2018
    • Bridgeport: Freeman Homes on “Most Endangered” List, Connecticut Post, June 26, 2018
    • UConn Law Students Brave Blizzard for International Conference, UConn Law Blog, April 16, 2018
    • Guns, Science are the Focus of Rallies at State Capitol, Hartford Courant, April 14, 2018
    • “Comprehensive Rezoning” Can Revitalize Rust Belt Cities, UH Law Center News, April 12, 2018
    • Energy Bill Heads for Committee Showdown, Uncertain Future, CT Mirror, March 28, 2018
    • Billed as Cheaper Senior-Care Option, “Granny Pods” See Sluggish CT Rollout, Hartford Business Journal, March 26, 2018
    • Environment, Architecture, Public Policy, and the Law School, UConn Engagement, March 16, 2018
    • UConn Engineering Professor’s Research Influences Progressive Change in Hartford, UConn Today, February 22, 2018

    No Parking?  No Problem, Commercial Record, January 25, 2018

    PRINT: 

    • Patch of Bamboo Creates New Legal Thicket for Connecticut City, N.Y. Times, December 26, 2017
    • Development, Business Expansion Could Follow New Hartford Parking Regulations, Hartford Courant, December 20, 2017
    • Hartford Eliminates Parking Minimums Citywide, StreetsBlogUSA, December 13, 2017
    • Redeveloping Parking “Craters” Stubborn Challenge for Hartford, Hartford Courant, October 21, 2017
    • Spotlight on Sections: State and Local Government Law, AALS News, Spring 2017
    • Legislators Oppose Plan to Cut Trees Near Brainard Airport, Hartford Courant, May 6, 2017
    • Litchfield County Struggles with Population Decline, News Times, April 16, 2017
    • Food Trucks May Soon Take to Streets of West Hartford, Food Truck Park Could Follow, Hartford Courant, March 19, 2017
    • Hartford Wins $350,000 Grant for Sustainability Office, Hartford Courant, March 3, 2017

     

    RADIO/TV: 

    • Radio Interview, “Cyclocross National Championships Come to Hartford,” with Brian Boyer, ESPN/iHeart Media Radio, December 17, 2016
    • Television Interview, “Planning and Zoning with UConn Law Professor Sara Bronin,” with The Whaler Guys, Hartford Public Access Television, May 31, 2015
    • Radio Interview, “The Red-Hot Topic of Zoning in Connecticut,” with John Dankosky, WNPR Where We Live, March 5, 2015

    PRINT: 

    • Plan to Remake Hartford’s Union Station Doesn’t Include Trains, Hartford Courant, December 8, 2016
    • Hartford: At the Forefront of Local Climate Change, Innovation Destination Hartford, October 6, 2016
    • Hartford and Trinity College Settle Lawsuit Over Artificial Turf, Connecticut Public Radio, April 21, 2016
    • MUDs Growing in Number and Power, Houston Chronicle, December 8, 2015
    • In Area MUD Elections, Handful of Voters Decide $1 Billion in Bonds, Houston Chronicle, November 1, 2015
    • Conference Explores the Future of Historic Preservation, UConn Law Blog, October 26, 2015
    • District Dispute Costs Residents $40,000, Victoria Advocate, September 11, 2015
    • Backing Up the Power Grid with Homemade Electricity, NPR Marketplace, June 19, 2015
    • Siting Council Must Strike a Balance on Power Plant, News Times, February 26, 2015
    • Zoning Practicum Students Contribute Vision to Hartford, UConn Law Blog, February 20, 2015
    • Legal Battle Possible Over Unconventional Family in City Mansion, Hartford Courant, February 18, 2015
    • Downtown Hartford’s Gold Street Will be Relocated for iQuilt Plan, Hartford Courant, February 11, 2015
    • Hartford Approves Special Permit for Stadium Developer, Hartford Courant, January 8, 2015
    • As the Hartford Baseball Stadium Turns, Connecticut Public Radio, September 24, 2014
    • Hartford’s Planning Board Says It Won’t Recommend Ballpark, Hartford Courant, September 23, 2014
    • Hartford’s Planning Commission Votes Against Baseball Stadium, Connecticut Public Radio, September 23, 2014
    • Is a Baseball Stadium Supposed to be in Downtown Hartford?, Connecticut Public Radio, September 23, 2014
    • Owner’s Neglect Demolishing Historic House, Hartford Courant, April 9, 2014
    • Professor Sara Bronin Proposes Legal Framework for “Community Energy” Projects, UConn Law Blog, March 12, 2014

    PRINT: 

    • An Advocate for Latino Lawyers, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 28, 2013
    • Profile with Sara Bronin, Rhodes Project, October 11, 2013
    • Taking Land for the Betterment of Meriden, Record Journal, September 22, 2013
    • Politics of Microgrids: Power and Regulations, com, September 10, 2013
    • City: No Federal Funds Used on Moutinho Driveway, Connecticut Post, June 8, 2013
    • Case Offers Twist on Religious Land Use Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, June 7, 2013
    • MUD Plans Draw Flack, Denton Record-Chronicle, April 29, 2013
    • The Cost of Growth: MUDs Pave the Way for Development but Have Consequences on Cities, Denton Record-Chronicle, February 9, 2013
    • After Storms’ Massive Blackouts, One State Explores High-Tech Solutions, NBC Connecticut, November 12, 2012
    • Sacred Ground? Citing Significant Views, Tribe Pushes Back Against Solar Plant, Cronkite News, May 1, 2012
    • Eyeing Tax Rewards, Big Cos. And PE Firms Back Solar, Law360, January 23, 2012
    • Is Eminent Domain the Answer to Ansonia’s Open Space Dilemma?, Valley Independent Sentinel, October 10, 2011
    • No-Nonsense Judge Marks Another First, Connecticut Law Tribune, May 3, 2011
    • Hispanic Bar Pushes for Diversity on the Bench, Connecticut Law Tribune, June 7, 2010
    • Should States LEED, or Force Cities to Go Green?, Nashville Business Journal, April 1, 2010
    • Bringing Solar Energy Out of the Shadows, UConn Today, March 24, 2010
    • 360 State Celebrates Construction Benchmark, Yale Daily News, December 11, 2009
    • A Not-So-Simple Matter of Faith, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 19, 2009
    • Ansonia Says “No” to Soup Kitchen, Expert Says “Why Not?”, Valley Independent Sentinel, August 18, 2009  
    • Rubik’s Cube Rises Downtown, New Haven Independent, May 27, 2009
    • Future of Rail Travel Discussed by Law School Panel, UConn Advance, March 2, 2009
    • Taking the “LEED” on Law and the Environment, Connecticut Law Tribune, February 23, 2009
    • Shartenberg Project Enters Crucial Phase, New Haven Register, June 23, 2008
    • Concern Over Houses of Worship in Neighborhoods, Record-Journal, June 22, 2008
    • Shartenberg Divorce, New Haven Independent, June 20, 2008
    • Shartenberg Advances, New Haven Independent, October 18, 2007
    • Shartenberg Gets City Plan Blessing, New Haven Independent, September 20, 2007
    • Shartenberg Builders Want Cyclists, Not Drivers, New Haven Independent, July 11, 2007
    • Trumbull Gets “Maybe” on Auditing Powers, Connecticut Post, June 16, 2007