Publication Library

Publication Library

Chicago’s South Suburbs: Smart Growth in Older Communities

by CNT
March, 2011

This case study tracks CNT’s work in Blue Island and Harvey and discusses the regional partnerships that developed and attracted public funding for predevelopment; eventually creating a pipeline of viable projects that has drawn the attention of developers and investors...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_SS-Case-Study.pdf

 

The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits

by CNT
January, 2011

A broad analysis that is the first to place an economic value on the numerous benefits provided by green infrastructure. Goals: 1- Inform decision-makers and planners about the multiple benefits green infrastructure delivers to communities, 2- guide communities in valuing...Read more

 

Chicago Southland’s Green TIME Zone

by CNT and SSMMA
December, 2010

The Green Transit, Intermodal, Manufacturing, Environment Zone (Green TIME Zone) is a core element of the Southland Vision 2020 for Sustainable Development.Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_GTZ.pdf

 

Performance-Based Transit-Oriented Development Typology Guidebook

by CTOD
December, 2010

Designed as a user-friendly tool that gives interested people around the country the ability to evaluate the performance of the transit zones in their neighborhoods and towns.Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_TODTypologyGuidebook.pdf

 

White Street and Springfield Avenue Corridors Analysis

by CNT
December, 2010

Conducted as part of the multi-phase miPLAN’s Transportation Study, Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS) – the transportation entity of the Champaign Regional Planning Commission(CCRPC), which completed its Long Range Transportation Plan 2025 in 2005.Read more

 

Location Efficiency: Neighborhood and Socio-Economic Characteristics Determine Auto Ownership and Use - Studies in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco

John Holtzclaw, Robert Clear, Hank Dittmar, David Goldstein + Peter Haas
October, 2010

Auto ownership and mileage per car are shown to vary in a systematic and predictable fashion in response to neighborhood urban design and socio-economic characteristics in the Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco regions. In all three cases, average auto...Read more

 

The Role of Integrated Resource Planning in Improving Water Resource Management within the Great Lakes Region

by CNT
October, 2010

This working paper about the benefits of Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) is a part of CNT’s Great Lakes Sustainable Water Planning project.Read more

 

Driving: A Hard Bargain

by CNT
July, 2010

The combined cost of housing and transportation in the Chicago metropolitan region.Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_DrivingAHardBargain.pdf

 

Transit-Oriented Development and the Potential for VMT-related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

by CNT, CTOD
June, 2010

Transit-oriented development – a mix of residential and commercial development within walking distance of public transportation – can play a substantial part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Read more

 

Integrating Valuation Methods to Recognize Green Infrastructure’s Multiple Benefits

by CNT, lead author
April, 2010

Reviews current methods, tools and case studies of valuation of the economic and social benefits produced by green infrastructure practices, particularly as they are applied in urban settings.Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_CNTLIDpaper.pdf

 

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