Publication Library

Publication Library

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


Transit Deserts in Cook County

by CNT
July, 2014

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


The Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure: A Case Study of Lancaster, PA

March, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure: A Case Study of Lancaster, PA offers real world evidence that green infrastructure (such as rain gardens, permeable pavement, and bioinfiltration installations) can be an effective, sustainable and budget-friendly approach to help manage stormwater...Read more


Stepping Up Water Loss Control: Lessons from the State of Georgia

by CNT
February, 2014

Like every other state, Georgia’s underground system of pipes is aging. But Georgia has become a leader in the national push for improved water loss control. The success of Georgia’s program provides an effective blueprint for other states and agencies...Read more


The Carsharing-Transit Card: Is It Good for Public Transportation?

Greg Newmark, Melissa Schramm
January, 2014

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


HOT for Transit? Transit’s Experience of High-Occupancy Toll Lanes

Greg Newmark
January, 2014

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

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon 2014-JPT-HOT-for-Transit.pdf


Modeling of Multifamily Residential Parking Use in King County, Washington

Daniel Rowe, Stephanie Morse, Craig Ratchford, Peter Haas, Sofia Becker
January, 2014

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


Building Capacity: Helping Communities Create Vibrant, Healthy and Economically Prosperous Neighborhoods

by Reconnecting America, Strategic Economics, CNT, Enterprise Community Partners, Center for Creative Land Recycling, Kim Burnett Consulting
December, 2013

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


The Case for Fixing the Leaks: Protecting people and saving water while supporting economic growth in the Great Lakes region

by CNT
November, 2013

Every day, nearly six billion gallons of expensive, treated water is simply lost. Why? Crumbling infrastructure. Leaky, aging pipes and outdated systems are wasting an estimated 14 to 18 percent of our nation’s daily water use. At the same time,...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_CaseforFixingtheLeaks.pdf