Project Archive

Here are some of our older projects that have fueled a generation of community development and learning institutions, earning us a reputation as an economic innovator and leader in the field of creative sustainable development.

RainReady Wilmette

The Village of Wilmette is partnering with the Center for Neighborhood Technology on a grant program to help Wilmette residents better manage rain at home.


RainReady Avalon Park

RainReady is working with the communities of Avalon Park to better understand the impact of heavy rain on the communities in order to reduce or eliminate flooding.


Equity Express

Equity Express is designed to help low-income households learn how to save money by going green.


Green Infrastructure Valuation in Lancaster

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

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.



EcoDistricts are the cutting edge of sustainability solutions that use a district scale to achieve greater impact. They link energy, transportation, water, and land use in an integrated, efficient resource system.


Phoenix EcoDistrict

Working with prime contractor Duany Plater-Zyberk, we developed an EcoDistrict plan for financing and building infrastructure to support transit zones throughout the city for the Reinvent Phoenix project.


Amtrak Downeaster: Overview of Projected Economic Impacts

In 2008, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) commissioned us to evaluate the economic impacts of existing and expanded rail service in Maine and New Hampshire.


Viva Doña Ana

We advised a new comprehensive plan for Doña Ana County, New Mexico and created an online indicators dashboard to track the county’s progress going forward.


Green TIME Zone

The southern suburbs of Chicago grew up in the nineteenth century with a dual identity: as residential communities from which people rode the train to downtown jobs and as industrial centers that rose around the nexus of the nation’s freight rail network.