Center for Neighborhood Technology

Chicago, Illinois

Advocates Urge Mayor Lightfoot to Keep Transit Running in the Event of Post-Election Unrest

Nine organizations signed a petition to prioritize access to transit during potential post-election protests.

October 22, 2020 - WTTW

Tactical Urbanism

7 Grassroots Strategies Empowering Urban Communities

These grassroots strategies are helping urban neighborhoods improve the quality of life for many of their citizens.

September 10, 2020 - Devin Partida

Study Identifies Chicago's 'Transit Deserts'

A new report challenges assumptions about Chicago's transit system, identifying well-populated neighborhoods that are cut off from frequent transit service.

August 4, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

Happy Place of the Olden Days

Scott Bernstein joins in the Happiness Index conversation, starting with references to the Anatomy of Melancholy.

November 15, 2012 - PlaceShakers

Dismantling D.C.'s Myth of Unaffordability

Katie Pearce discusses the surprising findings of a new study from the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology that evaluates why it can be more affordable to live in an “expensive” city.

October 21, 2012 - Streetsblog D.C.

Center for Neighborhood Technology Responds to Criticism

Editor's Note: A recent Planetizen blog post by the University of South Florida’s Steven Polzin voiced several criticisms about the Housing + Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index, created by the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). We have provided a venue for Scott Bernstein, founder and president of CNT, to respond below. CNT’s H+T Index Fills Gaps in Data that Others Don’t Provide

June 7, 2012 - Jonathan Nettler

An Interactive Database of Location-Specific Costs Demonstrates Its Value

Kaid Benfield reports on the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology's robust, interactive Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, a fantastic resource for location-specific information, including housing and transportation costs.

March 1, 2012 - Switchboard

Walk, Don't Drive, to the Real Estate Recovery

The New York Times, in a front page article, was startled to conclude that the housing market continued to suffer, because "buyers now demand something smaller, cheaper and, thanks to $4 a gallon gas, as close to their jobs as possible."

April 26, 2011 - The New Republic

New Tool Adds Transportation to the Green Building Equation

A new free online tool, developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology for the US Green Building Council, adds the effect of transportation and indirect emissions to the sustainable building equation.

December 28, 2010 - Chicago Tribune

The Personal Cost of Transportation

A new website created by the Center for Neighborhood Technology calculates how much an average household in your neighborhood would spend on transportation, with results for cars and public transit.

September 14, 2010 - Governing Magazine

Location Efficiency and the Metric of Affordability

On this episode of Smart City, Scott Bernstein of the Center for Neighborhood Technology discusses the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index.

September 17, 2008 - Smart City

Rewiring America's 'Energy Crisis'

In a much discussed speech, ‘A Generational Challenge to Repower America,’ Al Gore challenged America to hit the off-switch on foreign oil and re-power itself with home-grown carbon-free energy– namely wind, solar and geothermal. The predicted outcome Gore said would be a bold, energy independent nation ready to lead the world into the 21st century. However, such an effort, he asserted, would require “commitment to changing not just light bulbs, but laws. And Laws will only change with leadership.”

August 17, 2008 - Mike Lydon

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