Publication Library

CNT + Lakeview Chamber of Commerce

We collaborated with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce on a report supporting greater transit-oriented development (TOD) activity in the Lakeview neighborhood. The paper found the number of households in the neighborhood on the decline, despite millions of dollars in development...Read more

by CNT and Open Communities

Rail transit anchors downtowns and neighborhoods in communities throughout Chicago’s northern suburbs and across the region, but many of these communities are falling behind in creating mixed-income transit-oriented development. This guidebook offers case studies, policy recommendations, and public participation tools...Read more

by CNT

The Chicago region's hub-and-spoke transit system leaves many people stranded in the gaps. About 10% of Cook County's residents live in transit deserts, leaving them with restricted mobility and limited access to all of the region's jobs and amenities.Read more

Greg Newmark

As more and more regions seek to implement high-occupancy toll or HOT lanes, more and more transit agencies seek knowledge to take advantage of this new infrastructure opportunity. Unfortunately, as is often the case with the rapid diffusion of a...Read more

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Greg Newmark, Melissa Schramm
The proliferation of new shared-ride transportation services provides a unique opportunity for transit agencies to reach new markets. Unfortunately, many transit agencies are wary of partnering with private companies. To address these concerns, this research analyzes the usage data from...Read more
Daniel Rowe, Stephanie Morse, Craig Ratchford, Peter Haas, Sofia Becker

Multifamily residential buildings often provide too much parking, which can be an impediment to a wide range of community goals. An oversupply of parking can have deleterious effects on economic development, consumers, the community at large, and the environment. Despite...Read more

by Reconnecting America, Strategic Economics, CNT, Enterprise Community Partners, Center for Creative Land Recycling, Kim Burnett Consulting

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Sustainable Communities Initiative offered support for sustainable development projects in cities and regions across the country. Grantees received access to capacity-building resources, including CNT’s team of technical experts, to help with...Read more

Chapter by Jacky Grimshaw

This pioneering guide, the first edition of which was released in 1999, illustrates how the Congress for the New Urbanism works to change the practices and standards of urban design and development to support healthy regions and diverse, complete neighborhoods....Read more

by CNT

In Transit-Oriented Development in the Chicago Region: Efficient and Resilient Communities for the 21st Century , CNT researchers evaluated the dynamics of the Chicago Region’s 367 fixed Metra and CTA rail stations and station areas between 2000 and 2010. Using...Read more

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by CNT for the American Public Transit Association + National Association of Realtors

Residential real estate sales prices for properties located near transit are healthier and more resilient than in the broader metropolitan region. That’s the conclusion of this report, written by CNT and commissioned by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and...Read more

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