Publications for 2005

Annual Report 2004

August 1, 2005

Rethinking Affordability: The Inherent Value of TOD

August 1, 2005

An article published in the newsletter of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) about the Affordability Index, a new measure for valuing transportation investments and thinking about the cost of housing.

Blue Island Plan for Economic Development: Executive Summary

June 1, 2005

Summary of the plan for Blue Island, which incorporates plans for residential and commercial redevelopment around the community’s passenger rail stop and industrial redevelopment of the cargo and freight facilities.

Driven to Spend: Pumping Dollars Out of Our Households and Communities

June 1, 2005

Examines the impacts of transportation spending on households in the 28 metro areas for which the federal government collects expenditure data and of rising gas prices on both households and regional economies. Finds that households in regions that have invested in public transportation reap financial benefits from having access to affordable mobility options, even as [...]

Green Building Manual

May 1, 2005

A practical guide to making your office building more healthy and efficient.

Evaluation of the Energy-Smart Pricing Program, 2004

March 1, 2005

Findings from the second year of the Community Energy Cooperative’s groundbreaking ESPP program, set up to test consumer response to market-based electricity pricing. Like the first year, consumers are recpetive to price signals and willing to become more energy-efficient, saving themselves money and the electricity system stress.