Written by Tim Talley
Willimantic, Conn. - Tom Condon, columnist, editorial writer and editor of "Place," a Sunday commentary section of the Hartford Courant that focuses on architecture, planning, transportation and the environment, will present a lecture at Eastern Connecticut State University at 3 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. The presentation is part of the Eastern's University Hour series. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Condon will discuss how cities can grow "smartly" in the future, focusing on current projects in Eastern Connecticut, and will indicate ways in which students can be involved in these developments. Condon is an advocate for green building designs; mixed-used town centers; and ways to get more citizens involved in the conservation of historical sites and the development of their towns.
Condon has won more than 30 journalism and community awards, including the New England Society of Newspaper Editors Master Reporter. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut School of Law.