Join us for ESI & Drexel University’s 5th Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference

ESI and Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business will host our 5th Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference: Smart Cities, Opportunity Zones, and Urban Economic Development on Friday, October 25th, 10am-3pm.


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Join us for a dynamic discussion on urban economic development in Philadelphia focusing on smart cities and opportunity zones. The development of smart cities merges urban planning with technological advances in data analytics and the internet of things. Learn about how these technologies will factor into current and future economic opportunities and challenges.


Gerri C. Lebow Hall
3220 Market Street
Room 220
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Friday, October 25th
10 – 10:15: Registration
10:15 – 10:30: Opening Remarks
10:30 – 12: Panel I: Smart Cities
Moderator: Richard Voith, President & Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Daniel Miles, Associate Principal and Vice President, Econsult Solutions Inc.
Joe Viscuso, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Growth, Pennoni
Mark Wheeler, Chief Information Officer, City of Philadelphia
12 – 12:30: Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 Keynote Speaker
Bruce Katz, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab
1:30 – 3: Panel II: Opportunity Zones
Moderator: Stephen Mullin, President & Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Brittany Forman, Director, Econsult Solutions Inc.
Brad Molotsky, Partner, Duane Morris
John Mondlak, Deputy Director for Development Services, City of Philadelphia
Leslie Smallwood-Lewis, Co-Owner, Mosaic Development Partners

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