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Our deep expertise in urban sustainability solutions has been commissioned by a wide range of governments, advocates, policy makers, and community groups. Our capabilities include urban planning, sustainability strategies, policy, spatial analysis, ecodistrict design, metrics and indicators, web tool design, and community outreach.

Featured Work

Transit Future

Led by CNT and the Active Transportation Alliance, Transit Future offered a bold vision of what an expanded transit system in Cook County and the Chicago region could be. It is a vision of connectivity and opportunity, of potential and prosperity.

 

AllTransit

AllTransit™ is the largest source of transit connectivity, access, and frequency data in America. It offers tremendous potential for planning applications to increase our understanding of the value of transit, as well as to enhance service and operations planning.

 

Housing + Transportation Affordability Index

The Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a comprehensive view of affordability that includes both the cost of housing and the cost of transportation at the neighborhood level.

 

RainReady

The RainReady initiative helps individuals, businesses, and communities find solutions to the problem of inland flooding.

 

Urban Opportunity Agenda

The Urban Opportunity Agenda gives civic leaders tools to choose investments that reduce poverty, create economic opportunity, and build stronger cities.

 

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure

Analyzing and Proposing Solutions to Water Infrastructure Failures in Great Lakes Cities

 

Right Size Parking Calculator

Client: King County, Washington

The King County Right Size Parking Calculator provides estimated parking/unit ratios for multi-family developments throughout urban areas of Seattle’s county.

 

Memphis Blueprint for Prosperity

Client: Mayor A C Wharton

We designed economic development strategies for Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s Blueprint for Prosperity, which aims to reduce poverty in Memphis by 10% in ten years.

 

Green Infrastructure Valuation in Lancaster

Client: City of Lancaster, PA funded by the EPA

Green infrastructure is a network of decentralized stormwater management practices, such as green roofs, trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement, that can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls, reducing stormwater runoff and improving the health of surrounding waterways.

 

Green Infrastructure Portfolio Standard

Client: Cities of Milwaukee and Grand Rapids with partners EPA American Rivers, and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

By managing stormwater on-site with plants, trees, and grasses, green infrastructure provides a suite of cost-effective ecological and quality of life benefits not associated with conventional stormwater infrastructure.