Photos from CNU's "Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment" Kick-off Event

See below for photos of the kick-off event for CNU's "Live/Work/Walk: Removing Obstacles to Investment" initiative. Graciously hosted by design firm a5 in their downtown Chicago offices, and co-sponsored by their GreenTown conference, the event brought together over 50 attendees to listen to presentations from CNU CEO & President John Norquist and Center for Neighborhood Technology President (and CNU Board Member) Scott Bernstein. Both Norquist and Bernstein presented on how current federal housing financing restrictions obstruct the mixing of uses and prevent investment and developers from being able to meet market demand.

Stay tuned to the CNU site for a more in-depth round-up of the event.



John Harris, Principal of a5/GreenTown, introduces the evening.


CNU CEO & President John Norquist presents the "Live/Work/Walk" initiative. 



CNT's Scott Bernstein Responds to John Norquist.


A capacity crowd listens in.

GreenTown Glasses.


The View of Chicago's Loop from a5's office.


Read more on CNU's efforts to

Read more on CNU's efforts to remove obstacles to investment by reading our initiative page at


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