Publication Library

Publication Library

Putting Places First: Targeting Infrastructure Improvements to Spur Investment in Priority Development Areas

CNT
November, 2015

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has helped chart a new framework for regional development focused on underutilized land in existing communities and anchored by walkable neighborhoods, transit, and freight. This report reveals that the transportation projects we’re funding...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
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RainReady Chatham Phase One Report

CNT
October, 2015

Chatham, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, has been susceptible to flooding since it was first developed in the 1860s. In January 2015, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and a group of...Read more

 

Freight Train to Community Prosperity: Metrics for the Integration of Community Economic Development and Efficient Freight Movement

CNT
October, 2015

In this report, CNT proposes metrics to assess the feasibility and performance of cargo-oriented development (COD) , a form of development that integrates freight system efficiencies with the development of manufacturing and logistics businesses in ways that drive local...Read more

 

Rx for a Prosperous Region

CNT
June, 2015

Cook County's hub-and-spoke transit system no longer meets the needs of residents. Filling in the system's gaps will increase access to jobs, shorten commutes, and lower household transportation costs.Read more

 

RainReady Midlothian Interim Report

CNT
June, 2015

Since September 2014, CNT and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been working closely with the Village of Midlothian and a variety of community and agency partners to assess the cause and characteristics of chronic urban flooding in...Read more

 

Lakeview Transit-Oriented Development: Housing + Transportation Trends

CNT + Lakeview Chamber of Commerce
April, 2015

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

 

New Orleans-Baton Rouge: Capturing the Value of the Economic Boom and the Freight that Supports It

by CNT
January, 2015

Since Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans-Baton Rouge super region has been working to secure lasting economic recovery. This report offers recommendations for using cargo- and transit-oriented development to help Southeast Louisiana capture community value from its largely underutilized rail system....Read more

Downloadable PDF:
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A RainReady Nation: Protecting American Homes and Businesses in a Changing Climate

by CNT
January, 2015

As storms become increasingly destructive, homes and businesses face a heightened risk of urban flooding, even when they aren’t located in formally designated floodplains. CNT’s RainReady program offers innovative, cost-effective solutions to keep properties dry and help communities stay resilient...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
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Quality of Life, (e)Quality of Place

by CNT and Open Communities
January, 2015

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

 

An Assessment of Water Loss Among Lake Michigan Permittees in Illinois

by Chicago Metropolian Agency for Planning (CMAP) and CNT
October, 2014

In 2012, over 22 billion gallons of Lake Michigan water, worth between an estimated $64 million and $147 million, were lost to leaky, aging infrastructure. CNT and CMAP studied the water loss control techniques used by Lake Michigan water suppliers...Read more

 

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