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March 13, 2017


Chicago, IL – CNT is releasing six RainReady plans for the Calumet Corridor communities of Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Dolton, Riverdale, and Robbins. The plans establish a distinct path forward in each town to reduce systemic flooding issues while creating more beautiful, economically vibrant communities. 

“In 2013, CNT‘s ‘The Prevalence and Cost of Urban Flooding’ report found that between 2007-2011, a majority of Cook County, Illinois ZIP codes experienced flood damage outside of federally designated floodplains,” said Erin Grossi, CEO of Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). “RainReady emerged from this research to work with communities using a collaborative planning approach to set a path toward greater resilience through improved stormwater management.”

The Calumet Corridor planning process is funded by Cook County’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.  CNT’s... Read the rest of this Press Release »

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