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Urban Flooding Baseline Tool Explores the ‘Where’ and ‘Why’ of Urban Flooding, and Who Is Most Impacted


CNT’s exploration of urban flooding CNT has worked on urban flooding for several years, focusing specifically on urban flooding because of the realities in Chicago and Illinois more broadly. FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps create floodplains based on flooding from bodies of water. But based on personal experiences and relationships with residents and local professionals, CNT knew that many homes in the Chicagoland area are impacted by flooding despite being outside of flood plains. CNT... 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.

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Gov. Pritzker Announces Six Appointments to Boards and Commissions | December 2, 2022

Jacquelyne Grimshaw will serve on the Blue-Ribbon Commission on Transportation Infrastructure Funding and Policy. Grimshaw has worked for the Center for Neighborhood Technology for 30 years, and currently serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs. Throughout her tenure, she has worked to develop CNT's advocacy and policy work around transportation planning, research, environmental justice, and GIS mapping. She has been recognized as a thought leader in the field, having been invited to serve on the Chicago Transit Authority, the National Academy of Sciences' Transportation Research Board's Environmental Justice and Public Involvement Committees, and the Women's Issues in Transportation Committee. Prior to her work with CNT, Jacky served as a political advisor to Mayor Washington and was the Director of the Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

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