CNT's 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 Years of the Center for Neighborhood Technology helping neighborhoods, cities, and regions work better for everyone!

Ready to join the Celebration? Secure your spot today!

CNT's 40th Anniversary Celebration promises to be a unique celebration of CNT’s history of change and future of innovation. Join us on Thursday, September 26, 2019 for an evening of lively celebration, drinks, and dinner with CNT's friends and supporters at Venue West in Chicago.

We will also celebrate founder Scott Bernstein's 40 years of innovations as he steps down from CNT.  Has Scott or CNT under Scott's leadership affected you?  Submit a brief video thanking Scott for potential inclusion into our presentation in September!  Instructions and the submission page are here

Celebration Details

Can't make it on September 26? Celebrate with us atop an urban organic rooftop garden in Chicago's West Town neighborhood at the 2019 Sustainable Summer Fundraiser, or join us in making the 2019 Urban Sustainability Tech Challenge a success. 

Make an investment in the next 40 years of CNT. Secure your spot at an event, or make a gift today! 

Celebration Sponsorship Opportunities

Help CNT celebrate 40 years through a sponsorship of the Celebration! Supporting CNT is a great way to have you and your company express a commitment to urban environments that work for everyone. Learn more about sponsorship packages that include recognition that evening and throughout the year.

View Sponsorship Opportunities

40 Years of Innovation

For 40 years CNT has been at the forefront of urban sustainability. Did you know CNT helped to preserve the Green Line train in Chicago? That multiple nonprofits now exist that were first projects at CNT? Learn more about CNT’s work that has fueled a generation of professionals dedicated to sustainable development.

History and Accomplishments

Other Ways to Support CNT

In addition to the 40th Anniversary, there are many ways you can work with CNT to advance a mission of urban sustainability. Learn more about other partnership opportunities throughout the year.

Learn More

Visit Bosch website Visit Lantern Partners website Visit MacArthur Foundation website Visit Microsoft website Visit SB Friedman website Visit BNSF Railway website Visit Creative Development Partners website Visit Elevate Energy website Visit Environmental Defense Fund website Visit Slipstream website Visit Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance / Chris Burgess website

Save the Date!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Event Host Committee

Margaret O’Dell
Host Committee Co-Chair

Stephen Schlickman
Schlickman and Associates
Host Committee Co-Chair

Patricia Abrams, The Renaissance Collaborative •  Chris Burgess, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance •  Anne Evens, Elevate Energy •  Doug Farr, Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design •  Sharon Feigon, Shared-Use Mobility Center •  Stephen Friedman, SB Friedman Development Advisors •  Congressman Jesús G. "Chuy" García, 4th District of Illinois •  Jacky Grimshaw, CNT •  Julie Hamos •  Adam Hecktman, Microsoft Corp. •  Robert C. Henderson, The Henderson Consulting Group •  Bennett Johnson III, Oceans Holdings LLC •  Sadhu Johnston, City of Vancouver, BC •  Nancy Juda and Jens Brasch  •  Juan Carlos Linares, City of Chicago •  Bernard Loyd, Urban Juncture •  Christopher A. Morgan, Lantern Partners •  Susan Mudd and John Norquist •  Richard Munson, Environmental Defense Fund •  Jonathan Nieuwsma, CS2 Renewable Energy •  Michael A. Pagano, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs •  Stephen A. Perkins, Urban Sustainability Activist •  Eleanor Revelle •  Patricia Saldaña Natke, UrbanWorks Ltd. •  Kathy Tholin •  Mike Tomas, Garfield Park Community Council •  George A. Vinyard