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Digging In: Women in Agriculture

March 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week, during yet another Nor’easter, I found my mind wandering to summer weather – and the fresh produce that comes with it. In order to bide time until the weather improves, I began researching CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), or Farm Shares, with pick-ups in the Philadelphia area. During my research, I noticed that a […]

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Christian Higher Education in U.S. Responsible for More Than $60 Billion in Economic Impact Annually

March 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

March 26, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) A groundbreaking new study from Philadelphia-based consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. analyzes the significant economic impact of Christian higher education in the United States. Commissioned by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), the study calculates the impact on the national economy of its 142 Christian colleges and universities […]

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The Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

The idea of self-driving vehicles has been touted by Richard Threlfall, Global Head of Infrastructure at KPMG, as a “transport revolution” with an accelerating rate of innovation. Automotive manufacturers and developers are funneling billions into R&D, and cities and states are establishing task forces to determine whether or not they are ready for autonomous vehicles, […]

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“Mt. Laurel” Affordable Housing Obligations in Mercer County – New Jersey – 2018

March 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

On March 8, 2018, Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary C. Jacobson issued her opinion on the affordable housing obligations under New Jersey’s “Mount Laurel Doctrine” for two Mercer County municipalities, and by extension, municipalities across the state. The Mount Laurel Doctrine, established by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1975, holds that municipalities must affirmatively use […]

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Center City District and the PHI

March 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week, the Center City District (CCD) released Housing Development in Perspective: 2018, which examines housing development in Greater Center City—an area that has expanded as the “downtown” has grown. Greater Center City is now considered the area bounded by the two rivers and Girard Avenue on the north and Tasker Street to the south. […]

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A Conversation on Design Thinking

March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last month, we convened our Senior Advisors to a roundtable on design thinking. Facilitated by ESI Senior Vice President Lee Huang, we discussed what design thinking is and how we could infuse it more systematically into what we do, from the inception of a project to the delivery of a product. Off the record, the […]

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