Cindy joined CNT in 1999 and has conducted analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for innovative research-based projects and web tools that enable communities and individuals to use resources more efficiently, reduce costs, and improve the environment.
Cindy has worked to promote urban sustainability and measure impacts in the areas of natural resources management, transportation and economic development. She served as lead analyst on The Prevalence and Cost of Urban Flooding; project manager for the USFS Chicagoland Stew-MAP, a regional online database featuring maps and data for environmental stewardship groups; and conducted mapping and analysis of natural resources for the educational guide Chicago Wilderness: An Atlas of Biodiversity. Cindy also served as the lead CNT analyst for Federal Highway Administration’s Trends in Transit-Oriented Development 2000–2010 and managed the web development process for the GreenTRIP Parking Database and the U. S. Housing and Urban Development’s Location Affordability Index. In 2008, she analyzed impacts of tree canopy on GHG emissions for the Chicago Climate Action Plan.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Northwestern University.