Publication Library

Publication Library

Equity in Practice

by TransitCenter and CNT
September, 2021

Equity in Practice: A guidebook for transit agencies , co-written by TransitCenter and CNT, details our research into how the public transit industry defines, operationalizes, and evaluates equity. We assessed industry practices that forefront equity in leadership and strategy,...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
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Eliminating Lead Service Lines in Hazel Crest

by CNT and Metropolitan Planning Council
January, 2021

Through its Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Program , CNT partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and the south suburban Village of Hazel to identify the probable location of lead service lines which connect a property to...Read more


Green Stormwater Infrastructure Impact on Property Values

by CNT and SB Friedman Development Advisors
November, 2020

This report shows Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) adds value to homes. The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with SB Friedman Development Advisors to model the impact of GSI installations, such as rain gardens, pervious pavement, swales, and planters, on...Read more


Water & Health in Little Village

by CNT and LVEJO
November, 2020

This study compares health and water-related conditions in Little Village to the Near North Side, and to Chicago city-wide. Chicago neighborhood data is reported by “community area”: 77 areas with defined boundaries that can include one or more neighborhoods. Little...Read more


Water and Community Affordability Action Planning Guide

by CNT
October, 2020

The cost of water is on the rise due to decades of disinvestment in our community water supply, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure systems. Across the country, the expense of water and sewer services has grown much faster than other household...Read more

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Increasing Funding and Financing Options for Sustainable Stormwater Management

by CNT
May, 2020

Our country’s water infrastructure needs investment. However, funding and financing sources are growing increasingly competitive and communities are finding it difficult to secure adequate resources to make needed investments in their systems. In this report, CNT identifies innovative funding and...Read more


Green Values Strategy Guide: Linking Green Infrastructure Benefits to Community Priorities

by CNT
March, 2020

Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) is proven to help places become more resilient in the face of increasingly intense climate change impacts, while addressing other community priorities such as improved public health outcomes, increased economic development, and safe transportation infrastructure. CNT’s...Read more


E-Scooter Pilot Evaluation

City of Chicago, CNT, and Sam Schwartz
January, 2020

Electric scooters, or e-scooters, are emerging as an alternative mode of transportation in cities across the United States due to the promise that they will enhance mobility, replace short car and ride-hail journeys and bridge the ‘last mile’ to...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
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Assessing Disparities of Urban Flood Risk for Households of Color in Chicago

Marcella Bondie Keenan, Preeti Shankar, and Peter Haas
January, 2020

Flooding is the most common and costliest type of natural disaster in the United States (Lightbody, 2017). According to a 2017 report by the Pew Charitable Trusts, federal insurance claims averaged $1.9 billion annually between 2006 and 2015. Metropolitan Chicago...Read more


Cargo Oriented Development in the Twin Cities

December, 2019

Established urban industrial districts in the Twin Cities have a mixture of thriving businesses and vacant properties. Some of these vacant or underutilized properties have been overlooked by industrial developers in favor of greenfield sites due to challenges related to...Read more