Scott Bernstein, President and Co-Founder
leads CNT's work to understand and better disclose the economic value of resource use in urban communities, and helps craft strategies to capture the value of this efficiency productively and locally.
He studied at Northwestern University, served on the research staff of its Center for Urban Affairs, taught at UCLA and was a founding Board member at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Center.
President Clinton appointed Scott
to the President's Council for Sustainable Development, where he
co-chaired its task forces on Metropolitan Sustainable Communities and on Cross-Cutting Climate Strategies and contributed to other federal advisory panels on global warming, development strategy, and science policy.
helped write a climate change strategy for the 1st 100 days of the new Administration.
Scott is a Fellow of the Center for State Innovation; a Board Member of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and Congress for the New Urbanism; works with governors, mayors and metropolitan organizations across the US; and helped create the Chicago Climate Action Plan at the request of Mayor Richard M. Daley.
also offered strategies for incorporating location efficiency into Memphis
Mayor A C Wharton's visionary plan to reduce the city's poverty rate by 10% in 10 years.
CNT is a signer of the Charter of the New Urbanism and Scott is a member of the Urban History Association, which includes urbanists old and new.