The CNT Young Innovators board hosts a variety of educational, outdoor, and social activities throughout the year. To stay updated on Young Innovators events, subscribe to their mailing list below and join the Young Innovators group on LinkedIn.
Thanks for a successful 2017! Stay tuned for information about our 2018 programming and events.
The Young Innovators Board is pleased to announce the 2018 theme 40 Years of Progress, which will highlight CNT's many accomplishments throughout its 40-year history and its continued commitment to tackle emerging issues and advance urban sustainability.
Program planning is currently underway for 2018. Check back often and subscribe to our email list on this page!
In 2017, we explored how technology can be used as a resource to improve urban sustainability in new ways in conjunction with CNT's Urban Sustainability Tech Challenge. Our program asked questions such as: How can the urban shared economy be applied beyond its current models to in-demand resources such as parking spots? What affordable technologies can communities and individuals utilize to mitigate flooding risks and severe weather damage?
In 2016, we examined the Rockefeller Foundation’s City Resilience Framework, and featured topics ranging from the role of the Illinois Medical District in creating and maintaining a resilient Chicago, to closed-loop urban farming at The Plant.
Become a Member!
As a member of CNT’s Young Innovators, you’ll receive priority access to limited-attendance YI events, discounted admission to CNT events and talks, and most importantly, a voice within the leading group of emerging sustainability advocates in Chicago. Join us today!
Young Innovators Board
The current board members are:
Cassie Halls, Co-Chair
Project Associate, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Sawyer Middeleer, Co-Chair
Research Assistant, Metropolitan Planning Council
Sydney VanKuren, Secretary
Sustainable Urbanism Program Coordinator, Farr Associates
Rabees Rafiq, Treasurer
Capital Construction Engineer, Peoples Gas
Senior Writer, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Designer, bKL Architecture
Staff Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants
Kevin Dunphy, AIA, AICP
Architect & Urban Planner, CannonDesign
Junior Content Specialist, Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications
Research Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Senior Information Analyst, Civilian Office of Police Accountability (City of Chicago)
Systems Administrator II, VelocityEHS/MSDSonline
Test Manager, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Digital Manager, Greenheart International
Landscape Architect, RATIO
To learn more about the Young Innovators or inquire about partnerships, please email Kate Borghgraef.