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Researching Hartford

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So I am a pretty good snooper of information here in Hartford, and I thought I would post the links that make this information mining possible.

The other things that makes it possible are a genuine interest, hyperactivity, and insomnia. Oh, and an understanding wife :)

I go to the cities web sites all the time.

http://www.hartford.gov/Development/planning/default.htm

on the top left are links to different departments. they each have meetings regarding the approval process or design process of anything happening within city limits. This is how I found out about those projects at 990 wethersfield ave etc.

I chck them weekly for updates.

I also go to the web sites of the cities major developers fairly often too. you never know what you will come across

http://www.waterfordgroup.net/wg/index.html

http://www.northland.com/index.shtml

http://www.grunbergrealty.com/

http://www.winncompanies.com/main.php?id=wdeve

http://www.commonground.org/?p=585

There are really a ton of sites for the developers, but basicly if I get wind of anything I find out the developers name and find their site. From there, you can find architects names, and google them.

like the AI Engineering company is now one to watch.

then there are blogs

http://urbancompass.net/

http://www.wfsb.com/getinthehouse/index.html

I like face the state.

and there are the regular new sources.

http://www.courant.com/

http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/ often has things the courant misses

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/index.php the best place for info on a sunday evening.

New London

http://www.theday.com/

Norwich

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/

I use google maps with street view sometimes, google earth, but mainly use virtual earth birds eye view.

I highly suggest downloading the full version of virtual earth so you can see the 3d view. it is excelent.

http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk/

industry news

http://www.northeastrebusiness.com/index.html

http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com/

http://www.ciremagazine.com/

http://nreionline.com/

http://www.bostoncooperator.com/

http://www.condomgmt.com/

http://www.builderonline.com/business/

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Thanks VoR. I find researching cities I respect as urban areas, namely Boston and New York, gives many ideas applicable to improving Hartford (and city planning in general). For this I use:

http://www.archboston.org/

http://wirednewyork.com/

It's also nice to see America's premier urban areas growing and thriving.

I also keep track of Minneapolis/St. Paul where I attend college with:

http://www.minnescraper.com/

The Twin Cities is currently building a transit system from scratch, thus there is much information and insight dealing with transportation.

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Thanks VoR. I find researching cities I respect as urban areas, namely Boston and New York, gives many ideas applicable to improving Hartford (and city planning in general). For this I use:

http://www.archboston.org/

http://wirednewyork.com/

It's also nice to see America's premier urban areas growing and thriving.

I also keep track of Minneapolis/St. Paul where I attend college with:

http://www.minnescraper.com/

The Twin Cities is currently building a transit system from scratch, thus there is much information and insight dealing with transportation.

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I am a member at minnescraper. and I enjoyed archboston but always forget the urL

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