Publications for 2010

Performance-Based Transit-Oriented Development Typology Guidebook

December 16, 2010

Designed as a user-friendly tool that gives interested people around the country the ability to evaluate the performance of the transit zones in their neighborhoods and towns.

White Street and Springfield Avenue Corridors Analysis

December 7, 2010

Conducted as part of the multi-phase miPLAN’s Transportation Study, Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS) – the transportation entity of the Champaign Regional Planning Commission(CCRPC), which completed its Long Range Transportation Plan 2025 in 2005.

Chicago Southland’s Green TIME Zone

November 18, 2010

The Green Transit, Intermodal, Manufacturing, Environment Zone (Green TIME Zone) is a core element of the Southland Vision 2020 for Sustainable Development.

The Role of Integrated Resource Planning in Improving Water Resource Management within the Great Lakes Region

October 9, 2010

This working paper about the benefits of Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) is a part of CNT’s Great Lakes Sustainable Water Planning project.

Driving: A Hard Bargain

July 30, 2010

The Combined Cost of Housing & Transportation in the Chicago Metropolitan Region

Transit-Oriented Development and the Potential for VMT-related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

June 30, 2010

Transit-oriented development– a mix of residential and commercial development within walking distance of public transportation –can play a substantial part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Integrating Valuation Methods to Recognize Green Infrastructure’s Multiple Benefits

April 1, 2010

Reviews current methods, tools and case studies of valuation of the economic and social benefits produced by green infrastructure practices, particularly as they are applied in urban settings.

Penny Wise, Pound Fuelish: New Measures of Housing + Transportation Affordability

March 24, 2010

Penny Wise, Pound Fuelish serves as a guide to CNT’s H+T Index (, which includes 337 U.S. metropolitan regions. The Index demonstrates that the way in which urban regions have grown in the last half century has had negative consequences for many Americans.

What We Learned From the Stimulus

January 5, 2010

The latest data on stimulus spending show that funds spent on public transportation were a more effective job creator than stimulus funds spent on highways. Analysis was based on data provided by the US Congress House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.