Publication Library

Publication Library

Driving Up the Cost of Living: How Housing and Transportation Costs Pressure Economic Development in Northwest Arkansas

by CNT
August, 2011

This report examines the state of housing, transportation, and job access in Northwest Arkansas, which includes the four core cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers. The analysis is supplemented by findings from 23 interviews of business leaders, elected officials,...Read more

 

Housing + Transportation Affordability in Washington, DC

by CNT
August, 2011

This study, written by CNT for the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning, customizes CNT’s H+T Index with localized data to examine how neighborhood characteristics across the region affect household transportation costs.Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_HT_in_DC.pdf

 

Tree Asset Management in Portland, Oregon

by CNT
June, 2011

This study shows that Portland is well-positioned to pilot a tree asset management program that would lay the groundwork for turning its tree canopy into a bondable asset, similar to bridges and roads. The study identified six steps through which...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_PDXTreeAssetMgmt.pdf

 

BUILT in Cleveland

by CNT
April, 2011

The effects of unemployment, rising gas costs, and economic uncertainty have pushed household budgets to their limits. Now, more than ever, the state’s infrastructure investments must bolster the economy and save its residents money. This report presents a policy blueprint...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_BUILTinCleveland.pdf

 

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

 

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