Projects

We are engaged by governments, advocates, policy makers, and community groups to apply our expertise to solving problems.

RainReady

Our RainReady initiative helps individuals, businesses and communities find solutions to the problem of inland flooding.

 

RainReady Oak Park

The Village of Oak Park is partnering with the Center for Neighborhood Technology on a grant program to help Oak Park residents better manage rain at home.

 

RainReady Calumet Corridor

Throughout 2016, RainReady conducted an intensive outreach program to collect community information about flood risk and opportunity in Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Dolton, Riverdale, and Robbins.

 

Equity Express

Equity Express is designed to help low-income households learn how to save money by going green.

 

Green Infrastructure Valuation in Lancaster

Green infrastructure is a network of decentralized stormwater management practices, such as green roofs, trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement, that can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls, reducing stormwater runoff and improving the health of surrounding waterways.

 

Amtrak Downeaster: Overview of Projected Economic Impacts

In 2008, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) commissioned us to evaluate the economic impacts of existing and expanded rail service in Maine and New Hampshire.

 

Viva Doña Ana

We advised a new comprehensive plan for Doña Ana County, New Mexico and created an online indicators dashboard to track the county’s progress going forward.

 

Green TIME Zone

The southern suburbs of Chicago grew up in the nineteenth century with a dual identity: as residential communities from which people rode the train to downtown jobs and as industrial centers that rose around the nexus of the nation’s freight rail network.

 

BUILT in Cleveland

As part of the Broadening Urban Investment to Leverage Transit (BUILT) In Ohio partnership with the Office of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and leaders in each of the three regions, we explored the impact of recent urban development patterns and identified key market opportunities in transit-oriented development and cargo-oriented development that will keep each region economically competitive.

 

Phoenix EcoDistrict

Working with prime contractor Duany Plater-Zyberk, we developed an EcoDistrict plan for financing and building infrastructure to support transit zones throughout the city for the Reinvent Phoenix project.

 

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