urban planning

Cross-Sector Coalition Explores the Economic and Social Impact of Smart Cities

April 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Corporate, government, and academic experts join forces to build a road map and business case for urban transformation PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 16, 2018 ESI ThoughtLab announces the launch of Smarter Cities 2025: Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan, a ground-breaking research program that will provide city leaders with a road map to becoming a successful […]

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The State of North Broad 2017

January 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

The North Broad Renaissance (NBR) has released The State of North Broad, a report detailing the current situation in a number of economic and social areas pertaining to the North Broad corridor and North Broad Census Tracts. The review conducted by ESI provides an in-depth look at the changing landscape of the corridor, and aims at […]

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Williamsburg Downtown Vibrancy, Design & Marketing Plan

January 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

In association with Group Melvin Design and The Riddle Company, Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) produced a sustainable downtown marketing and design strategy for the City of Williamsburg, VA, as commissioned by the Williamsburg Economic Development Office and Planning Department. The purpose of this report was to create a sustainable and vibrate downtown through strengthening downtown’s […]

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Visualizing Travel Flows in Greater Philadelphia Region Using DVRPC Household Travel Survey Data

July 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

For this week’s post I’ve used the 2012-2013 Household Travel Survey which is conducted by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to create maps that visualize travel patterns in the Greater Philadelphia region. DVRPC, in its nine-county planning area, covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Southeastern Pennsylvania; along with Burlington, […]

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Moving Cities: Florence and Siena

November 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

Tuscany is renowned for its history and beauty.  Florence and Siena trace their roots to 200BC and 400BC respectively, yet both cities have adapted to the modern world which includes significant hordes of tourists descending on them to experience their history and culture and to enjoy  local cuisine. With basic historic city road structure established […]

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Moving Cities: Copenhagen

June 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, is often touted as the poster child for the movement towards sustainable urbanism. It earned this superlative through its legacy of public investment and of prioritizing the elements that make a city livable, including a diverse and efficient transportation system with plentiful parks and public spaces. According to a pamphlet developed […]

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