Publication Library

Publication Library

Empowering Consumers Through a Modern Electric Grid

by CNT/Illinois Smart Grid Initiative
April, 2009

The Illinois Smart Grid Initiative (ISGI) involved an ad hoc and voluntary assembly of individuals and organizations interested in improving Illinois’ electric power system and services for consumers. This report identifies several key policy considerations that CNT believes should be...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon ISGI.SummaryReport.pdf


Making Smart Choices: Transit-Oriented Development Selector Analysis of South Suburban Corridors

by CNT
March, 2009

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) is working to build transit oriented development (TOD) at the most intense level consistent with local community desires and market conditions throughout the south suburbs. To support SSMMA’s initiative, CNT conducted a...Read more


Green Infrastructure Data Quantification + Assessment

by CNT
March, 2009

CNT, along with Hey and Associates Inc. (Hey), conducted research to monitor and document the performance of green infrastructure for stormwater management. The project was funded, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5.Read more


Beltway Burden: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation in the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area

by Urban Land Institute, Center for Housing Policy, CNT
February, 2009

This report provides a comprehensive examination of the cost of place in the Washington, DC, region, presenting a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction look at the combined housing and transportation cost burdens for households in the metropolitan area. Drawing on the latest research and...Read more


Estimating Transportation Costs by Characteristics of Neighborhood and Household

Peter Haas, Carrie Makarewicz, Albert Benedict, and Scott Bernstein
January, 2009

Since information on U. S. household expenditures was first collected, transport expenditures have risen from the sixth-highest share of household budgets, less than 2%, in 1917 to the second-highest share since the 1970s. This rise is linked to increased automobile...Read more


Creating a Chicago Regional Building Energy Efficiency System

Mary O’Connell (ed.)
January, 2009

The Chicago area’s homes and offices must be brought up to 21st century standards for energy efficiency, both to save money and to reduce climate‐altering green house gas emissions. Federal money available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)...Read more


Sustainable Prosperity: Decreasing Household Expenses and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by CNT, Steve Perkins, Ph.D., and Joe Grant
December, 2008

This policy paper makes the case for mandating the inclusion of expense reduction and sustainable living education into a range of federal initiatives, and concludes with recommendations to enhance pending green initiatives by linking them to financial education programming focused...Read more


Housing + Transportation Affordability In the San Antonio Metropolitan Region

by CNT
December, 2008

As San Antonio continues to grow, it has the opportunity to develop in such a way that residents can reduce the environmental impacts of travel, while also reducing household transportation costs. This report provides information on the combined housing and...Read more


Build for America: A Five-Point Plan to get our Economy Moving

by T4
October, 2008

Our economy is over a barrel, literally and figuratively. Americans are being hammered at every turn. Falling home values, rising gas prices, and Wall Street bailouts with fallout on Main Street. Hanging over it all is a sense that we...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon CNT_BuildforAmerica.pdf


Chicago’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Inventory, Forecast and Mitigation Analysis for Chicago and the Metropolitan Region

by CNT
September, 2008

This research was part of a broader effort by the City of Chicago to determine the local ramifications of climate change, for its citizens and for City operations. In addition to CNT’s work on emissions and mitigation strategies, the City...Read more