What’s the Secret Behind America’s Most Innovative Cities?

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A recent CNN Money series showcased the most innovative cities in America. Chicago came in at #4, in part because “…[Chicago’s] Center for Neighborhood Technology has contributed to innovations on the local level, like car-sharing and energy efficiency in homes.” Wow. We’re honored! But wait, there’s more: CNT also had a hand in projects in Minneapolis and Cleveland, two more cities on the most innovative list.

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Illinois Gubernatorial Campaigns Neglect Public Transportation

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

The November 4 Illinois gubernatorial election is just around the corner. While there are many important topics being debated, we’re hearing next to nothing about funding for improved and expanded public transportation.

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Helping America’s Utilities Start Fixing the Leaks

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 11:09 am

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CNT’s November 2013 report, The Case for Fixing the Leaks, offered a look at the disconcerting state of America’s water infrastructure. The report found that America’s pipes leak a whopping 2.1 trillion gallons of treated water every year. In a time when parts of the country have been facing record-setting droughts, protecting our drinking water supply is more vital than ever.

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Taking Action on Climate Change Can Benefit Communities

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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CNT’s affilate, Elevate Energy, is dedicated to smarter energy use for all. This is exactly why we support strong carbon pollution standards. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, proposed a plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. We support this important move to take action to confront climate change.

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