Dr. Connell's interests and current research cover four areas. (1) Local food systems. Research: community and economic benefits of farmers markets; strategic business planning; food hubs. (2) Agricultural land use planning. Research: national study of farmland preservation policy; evaluation of local government agricultural planning. (3) Community. Research: intentional communities (e.g., co-housing, eco-villages, and communal societies). (4) Social theory of Niklas Luhmann. Research: community theory; planning theory.
- PhD NRES
- MA NRES Environmental Studies