For over 30 years, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has taken a holistic, solution-oriented approach that reflects a commitment to both cities and nature. CNT is a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research and analysis with effective actions that to achieve substantial improvements in public policy and private markets. Our mission is to promote more livable and sustainable urban communities. We have tackled a wide range of issues, always with an eye toward simultaneously improving the environment, strengthening the economy, and advancing equity. We work across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, natural resources, and climate change.
CNT has a strong reputation as a leader in promoting urban sustainability—the more effective use of existing resources and community assets to improve the health of natural systems and the wealth of people, today and in the future. CNT is a recipient of the 2009 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
CNT has pioneered map-based tools that enable citizens, communities, service providers and policymakers to communicate issues, understand needs, and create more effective implementation plans for urban sustainability. CNT has two affiliates, CNT Energy (www.cntenergy.org) and I-GO car sharing (www.igocars.org).
In addition, CNT practices sustainable development “at home” in its LEED-certified Platinum building.