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September 15, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Center for Neighborhood Technology is delighted to announce the appointment of Erin Grossi as CEO of CNT.  Ms. Grossi takes up the position October 7, 2016.

“I am so excited about our decision to hire Erin,” said board president James Cahan. “She brings ideas, connections, and strategic skills to lead CNT in carrying out its mission and identifying new opportunities and new resources to support it. Her appointment, and the continuing, enthusiastic engagement of founder Scott Bernstein as chief innovation officer, reinforces CNT’s longstanding commitment to innovation in the service of creating sustainable and equitable communities.”

Ms. Grossi comes to CNT most recently from UI LABS, where she served as the principal business strategist and oversaw an innovation portfolio including water/flooding solutions, smart buildings, and other technology projects. Before that she worked for 11 years at the nonprofit Underwriters Laboratories, most... Read the rest of this Press Release »

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Transit-Oriented Development Produces Affordable Living Opportunities

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One way City Hall can help residents caught in the cross-hairs of gentrification is through transit-oriented development. This is a creative and far-sighted effort to build a greater number of living units near transportation hubs than would be normally be allowed. By requiring a large number of affordable units in the new construction, aldermen are helping longtime residents stay in their neighborhoods.Transit-oriented development also works naturally to produce more affordable living opportunities in a city. Because the building typically is located right next to a CTA L stop or Metra station, residents are less likely to need a car. And the building can be designed with fewer parking spaces, bringing down the cost.Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), calls it “equitable transit-oriented development.”

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