October 2019 / Issue 2
Economic Forum:
Five Steps to Accelerate Economic Growth in CT
  Free Oct 31 Luncheon Event: Five Steps to Accelerate Economic Growth in Connecticut
Join us for a free luncheon panel discussion with top state economic, business, legislative, media, and academic leaders on Five Steps to Accelerate Economic Growth in Connecticut ; moderated by Jay Williams, President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. For more information click here .
CRCOG Facilitates Demonstration Project in Hartford
Staff from CRCOG were joined by a dozen or so volunteers (including Mayor Bronin and his family) to install a demonstration project at the corner of Main Street and Charter Oak in Hartford on September 28. The demonstration project was a painted curb extension with flexible posts along the edge. The purpose of the project was to shorten the crossing distance across Charter Oak (it ended up being roughly 25% shorter) and to a lesser extent Main Street. It also has the effect of slowing cars as they turn from Main to Charter Oak, increasing safety for all users.

We also went over to South Prospect Street to add some flexible delineaters to the crosswalk at Pulaski Mall.

Thanks to the City of Hartford for letting us try this out, as well as all the great volunteers!
Consortium for Scenario Planning's Annual Conference
Join us in November for the Consortium for Scenario Planning’s Annual Conference in Hartford, CT! CRCOG has recently engaged in scenario planning – a strategic planning method that allows organizations to consider the variety of ways in which the future might unfold and how we can be responsive, resilient, and effective, as the future becomes a reality. CRCOG is partnering with the Consortium to host this year’s annual conference, an initiative of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which will be happening Nov. 6-8 th in Hartford, CT.  SIGN UP TODAY!
OTHER CRCOG NEWS
ez-IQC User Group Meeting October 31st 
You are all welcome to join CRCOG and Gordian at the Annual ezIQC User Group Meeting on  October 31st 10:30am  at the Glastonbury Boathouse. Since 2009 CRCOG has partnered with Gordian Group to provide the ezIQC Job Order Contracting Construction Program. The ezIQC Program provides immediate access to local, competitively awarded construction contracts and is a great alternative to traditional construction procurement. To register please contact Brian Luther at  bluther@crcog.org . Registration is free and lunch will be provided.   
Upcoming CRCOG Meetings
October 21, 2019
Transportation Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
October 28, 2019
Human Services Committee
10:00am-11:30am
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
October 30, 2019
Policy Board
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
November 21, 2019
Regional Planning Commission
7:00pm-8:30pm
@ West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, , West Hartford, CT 06107
December 3, 2019
Municipal Services Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States