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by CNT and Metropolitan Planning Council

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

by CNT and SB Friedman Development Advisors

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

by CNT and LVEJO

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

by CNT

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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by CNT

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

by CNT

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

Marcella Bondie Keenan, Preeti Shankar, and Peter Haas

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

The primarily African-American residents of Robbins, Illinois pay a higher rate for water than 80% of all municipalities in the region – and that rate will increase. Why? As population declines, each household must pay a higher share of the...Read more


In a 2014 report, Center for Neighborhood Technology’s (CNT) analysis revealed the repeated occurrence of flooding in areas outside federally designated floodplains within Cook County. This flooding, called urban flooding, is caused by climate change, aging infrastructure, and diminishing permeable...Read more

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The RainReady Calumet Corridor Plan represents the collective vision of over 2,100 residents, business owners, and municipal staff, elected representatives, regional leaders, and non-governmental organizations that all share interest in strengthening the homes, neighborhoods, communities throughout the Calumet Corridor in...Read more