Linda Young

Chief Operating Officer

Linda manages the operations of the organization, and oversees the project management, research process, and consulting services for CNT’s broad range of sustainability research projects.

Projects include development, updates, and community applications of CNT’s Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index, a groundbreaking tool measuring the effect of urban form and location efficiency on household affordability. Linda also served as project manager for CNT’s subcontract to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Transportation to develop the Location Affordability Index and related web-based tools. In 2007-08 she acted as project manager of the 22-member CNT team conducting research for the Chicago Climate Action Plan, including the development of a greenhouse gas emissions baseline for the city and region, and documentation of 33 different mitigation strategies.

Linda joined CNT after 18 years working in community planning and development for the nonprofit and public sectors.

Linda holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation Planning from Eastern Michigan University.