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Center for Neighborhood Technology (Chicago, Illinois)

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Chicago, Illinois


Mission Statement

CNT is a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research with effective solutions. CNT works across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, water, and climate change.

Issue Areas – Action Issues

Over the years, CNT’s work, especially in the areas of climateenergy,watertransportation and community development, has paid off by fueling a generation of community development and learning institutions, earning CNT a reputation as an economic innovator and leader in the field of creative sustainable development.

CNT is an “innovations center for urban sustainability.” We approach our work by participating in three primary activities:

  • Researching urban problems to build knowledge through tools and activities that change how residents, policymakers, and market actors respond to issues such as efficient use of resources, strategies for reducing pollution, or ways to improve public transportation. Our studies are readily available for use by residents, policymakers, students, and other researchers.
  • Building coalitions to advocate for public policies that can help address urban sustainability issues.
  • Designing, developing, and operating economic development demonstration projects to address urban sustainability in innovative ways.

Student Name and Class Year: Stephanie Chennell, MS ’13; Kate Galbraith, MS ’10

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If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley,

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