Earth Day Speech Focuses on Making Cities More Resilient

Environmentalism began when we were running from cities. We're learning that city sustainability is now key to a better environment, better communities and a better economy. Special thanks to the Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for inviting me to speak to a sold-out room for their Earth Day conference. We appreciated the opportunity to speak about the process of making cities resilient through economic development, building social capital, establishing clear... Read the rest of this entry »

 

CNT Ranks Regions for Transportation Affordability with Updated H+T Index

CHICAGO – Even though gas prices are down, costs for transportation are still high. How much we spend is based on where we live, according to data gathered by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) through the new version of its groundbreaking Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index. The New York City region came in 1st, with the Chicago and Washington DC metro areas coming in at 2nd and 3rd respectively on the list for metropolitan areas of a million or... Read the rest of this entry »

 

Competition Combines Community and Technologists to Solve Real-World Issues

The Center for Neighborhood Technology today launched its 4th Annual Urban Sustainability Apps Competition with presenting sponsorMicrosoft. The CNT Apps Competition begins with a series of town hall meetings in several Chicago neighborhoods to reach non-developers and identify issues facing communities, and continues with technical training throughout the spring, provided by Microsoft. The competition culminates in a weekend event at Tech Nexus June 5-7, where teams create app... Read the rest of this entry »

 

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