Tom Condon takes on the state of housing in Connecticutfrom including the effects of sprawl in the 1980s and 1990s, the need for affordable housing, and the regulations an demographics driving today’s development trends:

“…many believe the state needs much more affordable housing to support economic growth. State housing officials are supporting an “inclusionary zoning” bill that would order towns to require that a percentage of the apartments in any of the new multi-family developments of more than five units be affordable. Home builders and others, while sympathetic to the goal, say the idea won’t work.
Is lack of affordable housing holding the state back?”

Housing shift: More apartments, fewer McMansions — CT Mirror