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Shouldering the Burden of an Accumulating Crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted communities around the world. However, Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color have been disproportionately impacted due to existing social, environmental, and economic factors that make individuals more likely to have worsened COVID-19 outcomes.  The Link between Land Use, Air, and COVID-19 Racialized land use and lending practices, such as redlining, have disproportionately located heavy industrial development near Black and... Continue reading »


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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Impact on Property Values

by CNT and SB Friedman Development Advisors
November 17, 2020

This report shows Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) adds value to homes. The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with SB Friedman Development Advisors to model the impact of GSI installations, such as rain gardens, pervious pavement, swales, and planters, on property sales data in two cities and found statistically significant higher sales prices of homes near GSI. These findings add to a growing body of research that shows that nature-based solutions to storm­water management provide many benefits in addition to flood control.

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Will CDOT’s new strategic plan be a turning point for equitable transportation?

Streetsblog Chicago | January 6, 2021

CDOT is undertaking a strategic plan to revisit and realign the agency’s values, mission, and delivery processes. The entire agency is involved in this plan, which will touch every aspect and role that CDOT engages in. CDOT always wants to make sure that the plan sets the tone for and advances equity, and to that end a Transportation Equity Network, led by the Center for Neighborhood Technology, is working in partnership with CDOT to help develop closer relationships with communities and long-term strategies for mobility justice.

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