Visiting Scholar


Sara Bronin was a 2020-2021 visiting scholar of the Kleinman Center, when she was the Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law at UConn Law School. She currently is a professor at Cornell University, where her interdisciplinary research focuses on how law and policy can foster more equitable, sustainable, well-designed, and connected places. In addition to her books and treatises on land use and historic preservation law, she has written over two dozen articles on renewable energy, climate change, housing, urban planning, transportation, real estate development, and federalism. She also serves as the lead author of the land use volume of the forthcoming Restatement (Fourth) of Property.

Outside the classroom, she has served as an advisor for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Sustainable Development Code, a board member of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, and the Chair of Preservation Connecticut. As the founder of Desegregate Connecticut, she led a coalition that successfully supported the adoption of the first major zoning reforms in Connecticut in several decades. Previously, she led the nationally-recognized efforts of the City of Hartford to adopt a climate action plan and city plan, and to overhaul the zoning code.