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Announcing the Jacky Fund

Making Jacky Grimshaw a sustainable resource, preparing Black and Brown women for leadership roles in transportation in Chicago and beyond

For four decades, Jacky Grimshaw, CNT’s Vice President for Government Relations, has been one of a few women leaders of color influencing transportation decision-making. Over her 30+ year career at CNT, Jacky Grimshaw has brought creativity, public policy expertise, and mediation skills to leverage public resources for transportation policy that serves people and communities.

CNT seeks to make Jacky’s vision, experience, knowledge, and drive a renewable resource by creating a pipeline of Black and Brown women who are prepared to take on leadership roles in the sector. The Fund will support a new program of full-time fellowships and internships at CNT for women of color.


Center for Neighborhood Technology welcomes Nina Idemudia, AICP, as new Chief Executive Officer

Video produced by Rudd Resources City planner and community leader Nina Idemudia looks to usher in a new era of innovation towards addressing sustainability and equity as the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s new CEO For almost 50 years, CNT has been a national leader in finding innovative ways to make cities more sustainable, resilient and equitable for all who live there. The CNT board was delighted with Nina’s understanding of how built environments shape the lives of... Continue reading »


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Water & Health in Little Village

by CNT and LVEJO
May 27, 2022

Updated May, 2022

This study compares health and water-related conditions in Little Village to the Near North Side, and to Chicago city-wide. Chicago neighborhood data is reported by “community area”: 77 areas with defined boundaries that can include one or more neighborhoods. Little Village is within the South Lawndale community area. After reviewing health and water data all 77 community areas, the Near North Side community area was selected for comparison to South Lawndale, to illustrate the stark differences that exist between Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Learn more about the project here.

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Chicago’s Center for Neighborhood Technology gets new CEO

WBEZ Chicago | September 5, 2023

The former director of the Chicago Recovery Plan, Nina Idemudia, begins her tenure at the Chicago-based urban resilience nonprofit this week.

Nina Idemudia is the new CEO of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Idemudia said that her job now is to make sure residents of vulnerable communities have the tools to “thrive in place” after a summer of record rainfall, widespread flooding and extreme heat in Chicago.

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