Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2020

Grading Professor

Peter Beinart

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Affordable housing is an issue that plagues 10’s of millions of Americans in the United States.

In Connecticut, decades of predatory zoning laws that differ from city to city and a broken public housing system has created a state with concentrated pockets of wealth and poverty that disproportionately affects people of color. Connecticut has an opportunity to change its decidedly unliberal policies by taking notes from Japan’s Zoning laws, that enable mixed-income families to live side by side, and activists like Connecticut’s very own Ned Coll, who fought for free and open beaches in the state in the '60's and '70s.



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