Publication Library

Publication Library

Geographic Information System (GIS) 101 Toolkit for Environmental Justice Organizations and Allies

by CNT, LVEJO and Milwaukee Water Commons
October, 2022

This GIS (Geographic Information Systems) 101 Toolkit is intended for use by environmental justice organizations or community groups as well as individuals who are in solidarity with these organizations or groups. The toolkit provides an overview of how GIS can...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon GIS-Toolkit-101.pdf

 

Water & Health in Little Village

by CNT and LVEJO
May, 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...Read more

 

Tools for Equitable Mobility

by Community Science and CNT
December, 2021

This guide is meant to advance equity in the transportation field. Across the nation, there is growing recognition that transportation policies and investments have harmed, and been used as tools to marginalize, Black and brown neighborhoods, people with disabilities, and...Read more

 

Affordable, Resilient Housing Retrofit Program Summary Recommendations

by CNT, Elevate, and Muse Community + Design
October, 2021

Homes are built to keep us safe and healthy. Climate change threatens this stability. CNT— in partnership with Elevate and the City of Evanston— aims to increase the climate resiliency of affordable housing in the name of human welfare. This...Read more

 

Equity in Practice

by TransitCenter and CNT
September, 2021

Equity in Practice: A guidebook for transit agencies , co-written by TransitCenter and CNT, details our research into how the public transit industry defines, operationalizes, and evaluates equity. We assessed industry practices that forefront equity in leadership and strategy,...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
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Eliminating Lead Service Lines in Hazel Crest

by CNT and Metropolitan Planning Council
January, 2021

Through its Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Program , CNT partnered with the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) and the south suburban Village of Hazel to identify the probable location of lead service lines which connect a property to...Read more

 

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Impact on Property Values

by CNT and SB Friedman Development Advisors
November, 2020

This report shows Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) adds value to homes. The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with SB Friedman Development Advisors to model the impact of GSI installations, such as rain gardens, pervious pavement, swales, and planters, on...Read more

 

Water and Community Affordability Action Planning Guide

by CNT
October, 2020

The cost of water is on the rise due to decades of disinvestment in our community water supply, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure systems. Across the country, the expense of water and sewer services has grown much faster than other household...Read more

Downloadable PDF:
PDF icon Beyond-the-Water-Bill.pdf

 

Increasing Funding and Financing Options for Sustainable Stormwater Management

by CNT
May, 2020

Our country’s water infrastructure needs investment. However, funding and financing sources are growing increasingly competitive and communities are finding it difficult to secure adequate resources to make needed investments in their systems. In this report, CNT identifies innovative funding and...Read more

 

Green Values Strategy Guide: Linking Green Infrastructure Benefits to Community Priorities

by CNT
March, 2020

Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) is proven to help places become more resilient in the face of increasingly intense climate change impacts, while addressing other community priorities such as improved public health outcomes, increased economic development, and safe transportation infrastructure. CNT’s...Read more

 

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