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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
Incorporating location efficiency (measured here as the cost of transportation associated with places) into policy and affordability analysis exposes previously hidden financial burdens and time constraints for households, poor location decisions by developers, and missed and misplaced...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
This guide argues for the benefits of fair and affordable transit-oriented development (TOD) in Chicago's northern suburbs. It highlights the crucial role of rail transit in anchoring neighborhoods throughout Chicago and the lack of mixed-income transit-oriented housing development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
This report examines opportunities to improve transit connectivity, economic development, and sustainability in the Urbana-Champaign region. It outlines planning procedures, zoning guidelines, transit-oriented development opportunities, and market analysis results for the White Street...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing, Community Development
Traditional measures of housing affordability exclude transportation costs. Using their Housing + Transportation index, CNT finds that the number of communities considered affordable drops dramatically when the definition of affordability shifts from a focus on housing costs alone...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
This brief outlines the Equity Express program, a financial education workshop program that teaches the basics of personal financial management with a special emphasis on expense reduction in energy, transportation, telecommunications, and food....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This study examines equity and smart mobility in ten U.S. counties and their central cities to understand the extent that smart mobility services and assets are equitably available, and impact accessibility, employability, livability, and mobility. For this study, “equitable smart...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice
Connecting public transit to employment hubs is an important tool for improving transportation efficiency and local economic development. This report recommends Chicago invest in transit-oriented development (TOD) and cargo-oriented development COD). It also outlines how affordable...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report outlines the needs and future benefits of connecting more Cook County residents to jobs and amenities to which they have limited access through the current hub-and-spoke transit system....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
As more and more regions seek to implement high-occupancy toll or HOT lanes, more and more transit agencies seek knowledge to take advantage of this new infrastructure opportunity. Unfortunately, as is often the case with the rapid diffusion of a new technology, little information...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Moving beyond the traditional arguments that good schools and neighborhood amenities impact housing prices, emerging research has indicated that urban form and transportation options have played a key role in the ability of residential properties to maintain their value since the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report compiles 33 potential emissions reduction strategies that, when implemented together, can help Chicago meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. The area with the largest potential for reduction is energy use in buildings...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and Al Raby High School, a Chicago Public School, are transforming the school’s physical environment into the optimal environmental leadership learning environment. The installation of a native woodland garden, named after the 2004 Nobel...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Education
This report discusses the potential of a UPASS system for reducing congestion, increasing accessibility and affordability, and promoting public transportation in Fort Wayne in areas around the many universities. UPASS systems are areas or regions that offer unlimited access to all...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Community Development
The guide aims to inform decision-makers and planners about the multiple benefits green infrastructure (GI) delivers to communities. It examines the steps necessary to calculate a variety of performance benefits gained by implementing GI strategies and, where possible, demonstrates...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
The Problem with Parking Minimums, analysis of parking in Chicago region, and policy toolkit. EVERY COMMUNITY NEEDS SOME PARKING, BUT WITH THE RIGHT SIZE OF SUPPLY, NEIGHBORHOODS CAN TILT THE SCALES TO DEDICATE MORE SPACE TO PEOPLE THAN TO CARS. THIS IN TURN WILL ALLOW US TO CREATE...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Public Spaces, Data & Technology
The District Department of Transportation and the District of Columbia Office of Planning led an effort to develop an empirical model for parking utilization in Washington, D.C, and to apply that model to an interactive, web-based tool utilizing the model named ParkRight DC, to support...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report outlines a performance-based typology which communities can use to evaluate the performance of their local transit zones. It includes policy recommendations and case studies that demonstrate the implementation of different typologies. It finds that transit stations in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
This report highlights the prevalence and cost of flooding in the Great Lakes region and emphasizes the need for increased investment in green infrastructure and the adoption of flood mitigation strategies. The report also uses survey data to examine the impact of urban flooding and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
This report discusses the challenges of managing water resources in Fort Wayne, focusing on combined sewers, pollution reduction, and wet basements. It recommends implementing rain gardens as a green infrastructure solution, inspired by successful initiatives in Rock Island, IL. Additionally,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report outlines how the green infrastructure portfolio standard (GIPS) can be applied to stormwater retention to determine where retrofits should be installed, how to offset large capital investment costs, and how to protect community water resources. It also includes case studies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing
Planning policies aimed at reducing vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) combined with growing consumer demand for walkable, transit-rich neighborhoods have led to increased development interest in location-efficient neighborhood - i.e., those places associated with the lowest transportation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report provides an overview of transit-oriented development in the Chicago region from 2000-2010. It finds that mixed-use centers anchored by public transit are essential to the triple bottom line, or the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the Chicago Region....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Indiana, Wyoming
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Education
This report discusses the purpose and benefits of implementing a UPASS system in Fort Wayne. UPASS is a bulk transit pass that allows unlimited use for a specific period of time. The focus is on how UPASS can be advantageous for students and their schools, and improving transportation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
Reducing the negative impacts of storm water is gaining priority in United States communities’ efforts to develop more sustainably and to comply with Clean Water Act requirements. Nationwide, communities may need to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in coming decades to meet...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines the challenges facing Fort Wayne's Energy system. It outlines evidence-based recommendations to establish a large-scale energy efficiency program; including an inventory of existing program delivery capacity, benchmarking and data analysis, working with stakeholders...

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