Publication Library

Publication Library

Cargo-Oriented Development: Concept and Opportunity

by CNT
September, 2013

Class I railroads are investing more than $20 billion annually in facilities and equipment. This creates a tremendous opportunity for mutually beneficial partnerships among the rail industry, logistics firms, and state and local governments. The benefits of this investment can...Read more

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PDF icon COD-ConceptAndOpportunity.pdf


Charter for the New Urbanism

Chapter by Jacky Grimshaw
May, 2013

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


The Prevalence and Cost of Urban Flooding

May, 2013

First-of-its-kind analysis that combines insurance and FEMA claims data, property owner surveys, and GIS mapping of flooding in an urban environment. Part of a first phase of research at CNT on the prevalence and cost of flooding to property owners—such...Read more


Transit-Oriented Development in the Chicago Region: Efficient and Resilient Communities for the 21st Century

by CNT
May, 2013

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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The influence of spatial and household characteristics on household transportation costs

Peter Haas, Stephanie Morse, Sofia Becker, Linda Young, Paul Esling
April, 2013

We developed a model that relates spatial and household variables to auto ownership, auto use, and transit use. This paper focuses on the multi-dimensional regression analysis used to relate the independent spatial variables (household density, block size, access to transit...Read more


The New Real Estate Mantra: Location Near Public Transportation

by CNT for the American Public Transit Association + National Association of Realtors
March, 2013

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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PDF icon CNT_TheNewRealEstateMantra.pdf


Do Land Use, Transit, and Walk Access Affect Residential Parking Demand?

Peter Haas, Stephanie Morse, Daniel Rowe, Ransford S. McCourt
February, 2013

As part of the Right Size Parking project in King County, Washington, we collected of data to develop a fact-based understanding of variations in residential parking supply and demand. A key objective of this study was to provide better data...Read more


Upgrade Your Infrastructure: A Guide to the Green Infrastructure Portfolio Standard And Building Stormwater Retrofits

by CNT, American Rivers, The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
December, 2012

The guide provides a framework for the long term and predictable implementation of green infrastructure. The concepts were developed around actual on-the-ground work done in Grand Rapids, MI and Milwaukee, WI.Read more


Impact of Transportation on Affordability: An Analysis of Auto Costs

Commissioned by the Manhattan Strategy Group, with CNT work by Sofia Becker, Peter Haas, Stephanie Morse, and Linda Young
December, 2012

This December 2012 paper calculates expenditures on a variety of costs of car ownership from the 2006-2010 waves of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CEX). The Consumer Expenditure Survey is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and tracks the...Read more


West Cook County COD+TOD Report

by CNT
October, 2012

Report lays out two interconnected strategies (cargo-oriented development and transit-oriented development) to generate economic development and preserve natural resources in the western suburbs of Cook County. Together, these strategies can be harnessed to mitigate suburban sprawl and take cars and...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_WestCookCountyCODTOD.pdf