Publication Library

Publication Library

What We Learned From the Stimulus

by CNT, Smart Growth America and USPIRG
January, 2010

The latest data on stimulus spending show that funds spent on public transportation were a more effective job creator than stimulus funds spent on highways. Analysis was based on data provided by the US Congress House of Representatives Transportation and...Read more


Regional Green Building Case Study Project: A post-occupancy study of LEED projects in Illinois

by CNT
October, 2009

The Regional Green Building Case Study Project analyzes the post-occupancy performance and costs and benefits of 25 LEED projects in Illinois related to: measured energy and greenhouse gas emissions, water, commute transportation, construction and operating costs, green premium, health and...Read more


Remarks Supporting Illinois State Capital Bill

by Jacky Grimshaw, CNT
July, 2009

On July 13, 2009, CNT Vice President of Policy, Jacky Grimshaw, gave remarks at a press conference held by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Grimshaw’s remarks were in support of the state capital bill signed by Governor Quinn.Read more


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

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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