URBAN Hartford is centered at the The Institute for Translational Research (ITR), located at the University of Hartford. The Hartford Node aspires to create a community of scholars and change-makers who engage and explore big questions now emerging in cities–the future of governance and democracy, the role of markets, stewardship of nature and the environment and the role of race and identity in constructing communities, to name a few– and break through the barriers that have stymied collaborative problem solving.

Email the Hartford node here.
Erin M. Kenney is the web liaison for the Hartford node.
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  • URBAN Newsletter – Summer 2016

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