Projects

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

Water Loss Control

Every single day, more than six billion gallons of expensive, treated water is simply lost. Why? Crumbling infrastructure. Leaky, aging pipes and outdated systems are wasting roughly 14 percent of America’s daily water consumption.

 

COD Case Study: Chicago

Cargo-Oriented Development (COD) was born as a community development strategy through our engagement with Chicago’s South Suburbs.

 

COD Case Study: Memphis

In 2013, we helped Memphis Mayor A C Wharton craft his Blueprint for Prosperity – a bold plan to reduce poverty in Memphis by 10% in 10 years. Part of the plan included helping the city capitalize on its freight assets to spark economic growth.

 

COD Case Study: New Orleans-Baton Rouge

The Greater New Orleans-Baton Rouge area, home to around two million people, is the latest region to explore cargo-oriented development strategies with us.

 

COD Case Study: Ohio

We helped stakeholders across Ohio understand how and where to unlock the economic development potential of freight rail investments.

 

The Transopoly® Series

Transopoly® is a tool that seems as straightforward as a board game. Its purpose is to encourage public participation in regional transportation planning by clarifying risks, benefits and costs.

 

Transit Future

Led by CNT and the Active Transportation Alliance, Transit Future offered a bold vision of what an expanded transit system in Cook County and the Chicago region could be. It is a vision of connectivity and opportunity, of potential and prosperity.

 

Location Efficiency Hub

Much like energy efficiency, the idea of location efficiency provides a new lens for using resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. Location-efficient communities are dense and vibrant, with walkable streets, access to transit, proximity to jobs, mixed land uses, and concentrations of retail and services.

 

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