Publications for 2008

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Sustainable Prosperity: Decreasing Household Expenses and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 31, 2008

This policy paper makes the case for mandating the inclusion of expense reduction and sustainable living education into a range of federal initiatives, and concludes with recommendations to enhance pending green initiatives by linking them to financial education programming focused on building assets by reducing household expenses in an environmentally responsible manner.


Housing + Transportation Affordability In the San Antonio Metropolitan Region

December 1, 2008

As San Antonio continues to grow, it has the opportunity to develop in such a way that residents can reduce the environmental impacts of travel, while also reducing household transportation costs. This report provides information on the combined housing and transportation (H+T) costs in the San Antonio metro area, demonstrating that these two household expenses [...]


Estimating Transportation Costs by Characteristics of Neighborhood and Household

November 1, 2008

A study was launched to create a statistical model to predict household total annual transportation expenditures for each neighborhood in the largest metropolitan regions in the United States, controlling for the built environment and household size and income.


Build for America: A Five-Point Plan to get our Economy Moving

October 15, 2008

Our economy is over a barrel, literally and figuratively. Americans are being hammered at every turn. Falling home values, rising gas prices, and Wall Street bailouts with fallout on Main Street. Hanging over it all is a sense that we have come to the end of the road with our over-dependence on oil. Time to [...]


CNT Biennial Report 2006/2007

October 6, 2008

CNT’s Biennial Report for for 2006 and 2007


Summary Report: Chicago’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Inventory, Forecast and Mitigation Analysis for Chicago and the Metropolitan Region.

September 18, 2008

This research was part of a broader effort by the City to determine the local ramifications of climate change, for its citizens and for City operations. In addition to CNT’s work on emissions and mitigation strategies, the City engaged researchers to examine climate-change adaptation, economic impacts, and the effects of climate change on City departments.


Chicago’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Inventory, Forecast and Mitigation Analysis for Chicago and the Metropolitan Region

September 18, 2008

Commissioned by the city to help create its recently released Climate Action Plan, CNT conducted the emissions and mitigation-strategies research to reach the city’s emission reduction target of 25% below 1990 levels by the year 2020.


Reconnecting Fort Wayne: Green Infrastructure

August 1, 2008

The City of Fort Wayne has chosen to use several simultaneous challenges related to its water resources as an opportunity to explore sustainable solutions. CNT was retained to seek hidden assets in the urban neighborhoods and identify ways in which water resource investments can achieve multiple benefits.


Squandering the Stimulus: An Analysis of Household Gas Spending, Economic Stimulus Checks, and the Need for Better Transportation Options

June 25, 2008

Nothing illustrates how the lack of transportation options hurts consumers and our economy more


Testimony on the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008

June 11, 2008

CNT President, Scott Bernstein’s, testimony on the proposed bill HR6078, the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2008 (GREEN Act).


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