Chen, Xiangming  and Nick Bacon (Trinity Class '10), editors.  2013.  Confronting Urban Legacy:  Rediscovering Hartford and New England's Forgotten CitiesLanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

In a field saturated with research on global cities and megacities, Confronting Urban Legacy is the first academic book to analyze specifically small cities and regions in New England. Focusing on the dynamic urban/global legacy of Hartford, Connecticut, the volume is bolstered by comparative chapters on Portland, Maine, Lawrence, Massachusetts and Springfield, Massachusetts. The contributors to the book include six Trinity faculty members, one Trinity staff member, two recent Trinity graduates (one of whom is the book’s co-editor and a contributor to four chapters), one Trinity alumnus from the 1970s, two scholars from other institutions, and three prominent government, media, and business leaders from the city of Hartford.


From the Harford Courant:  "Geographic Constraints Choke Hartford," by Tom Condon.  Published:  February 5, 2014.

From Hartford City Center's HamletHub:  "Studying Hartford, For a Change," by Johnna Kaplan.  Published:  February 26, 2014.


There are several events planned around this book.  Please visit the hosting sites websites for additional information.

The Hartford Public Library - A Book Discussion - March 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The West Hartford Public Library - A Panel Discussion - April 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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Chen, Xiangming and Ahmed Kanna (eds). Rethinking Global Urbanism: Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities. New York: Routledge, 2012.

This book consists of revised essays presented at the "Rethinking Cities and Communities" conference sponsored by CUGS in 2008 and other invited articles.  The authors and co-authors of the chapters included three former visiting fellows at CUGS, three Trinity faculty members, and three recent Trinity graduates.