Sustainable Prosperity Publications

People, Places + Progress: Celebrating 35 Years of Community Innovation

October 24, 2013

In honor of our 35th anniversary, CNT staff compiled stories about our 35 most game-changing innovations. People, Places + Progress chronicles CNT’s growth in capacity, reputation, and impact. From the construction of solar greenhouses to grow vegetables in what we now call “food deserts” to the development of revolutionary energy efficiency programs. From the Location Efficient Mortgage® to the Surface Transportation Policy Project. [...]

The Wangari Maathai Natural Garden at the Al Raby School For Community & Environment

June 1, 2007

CNT and a new addition to the Chicago Public School system, Al Raby High School, are transforming the school’s physical environment into the optimal environmental leadership learning environment with the installation of a native woodland garden.

Land Reform Chicago Style

November 1, 2004

A history of land reform in Chicago, including especially the work of two civic initiatives in the 1970s and 1980s and their effects up through the present-day. The paper argues that lowering abandonment and demolition rates is at least as important an indicator of well-being as new home building.