Center for Neighborhood Technology

Since 1978, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has worked to show urban communities locally and all across the country how to develop more sustainable. With smarts, creativity and innovation, and before the term sustainable development was even widely used, CNT has been demonstrating its unique brand of sustainable development: development that is good for the economy and the environment; makes better use of existing resources and community assets; and improves the health of natural systems and the wealth of people—today and in the future. CNT’s organizational model is part think tank, part incubator. While the organization carries out complex research and analysis, it’s the application of that research for the benefit of real neighborhoods and real people, especially those most in need, which really drives the organization to excel. Sometimes this application is about changing markets, and other times public policies. Sometimes it requires changing both. Over the years, CNT’s work, especially in the areas of energy, transportation, materials conservation and housing preservation, has paid off by fueling a generation of community development institutions and learning, garnering CNT a reputation as an economic innovator and leader in the field of creative sustainable development.


Address: 2125 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Phone: 773.278.4800 Fax 773.278.3840 E-mail:


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