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Program that reduces risk of urban flooding wins environmental group’s top award

Loop North News | July 6, 2020

Program that reduces risk of urban flooding wins environmental group’s top award. 

Friends of the Chicago River has announced the winners of the 2020 Chicago River Blue Awards. The awards recognize “river-sensitive projects for exceptional contributions to continuing the improvement of the waterway and adjacent lands.”

The top prize, the Blue Ribbon Award, was given to the Center for Neighborhood Technology for its RainReady program that helps communities address flooding.

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Latest CNT Press Release

May 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Chicago, IL, May 21, 2019)

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) announces that its founder and long-time visionary leader, Scott Bernstein, is stepping down from the organization effective September 30, 2019.

“Scott has had tremendous influence in making cities more equitable and more sustainable,” said CNT Board Chair Robert Henderson. “From his innovative ideas for handling water, energy, transportation, and other critical urban systems, to his collaboration with CNT staff in pioneering data analysis of underlying environmental and economic patterns in order to find sustainable solutions – in these and many other ways Scott has helped change the way cities function today, for all of us. Like so many others on the CNT board and staff, I am grateful for his extraordinary contributions.”

“I continue to believe in the importance of pursuing environmental sustainability and urban equity simultaneously, and I look... Read the rest of this Press Release »