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Newark Connected City

October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Newark Connected City

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in partnership with the City of Newark and Invest Newark engaged Econsult Solutions to craft a connected city plan for Newark, New Jersey. By becoming a connected city, Newark can leverage smart technologies to further interconnect the local government and its citizens. The Connected Newark plan serves as a […]

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Economic Insecurity and Cities

October 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Economic Insecurity and Cities

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragile economic situation faced by millions of American households in an era of growing income inequality. At the same time, the government response to the pandemic has demonstrated the ability of policy to impact income security, with aggressive fiscal policy tools leading to a material decrease in the poverty […]

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What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

October 1, 2021 / Comments Off on What Can Jobs Tell Us About Equity in Cities?

Cities are having a bit of a renaissance. If you need proof, look no further than the most recent decennial Census numbers. The 10 most populous incorporated places grew by an average of just about 7% over the last 10 years. While most cities welcome population growth, especially older cities that are coming out of […]

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City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

September 17, 2021 / Comments Off on City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

One thing is clear: More than ever, people and firms are re-evaluating where they live and work. The choices they make will have a major impact on the future shape of our communities. The policies we choose will shape the location decisions that are made. Even before the pandemic, digital technologies supporting online retail, virtual […]

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Five Ways Cities Can Foster the Arts and Catalyze Equitable Economic Recovery

September 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Five Ways Cities Can Foster the Arts and Catalyze Equitable Economic Recovery

As we navigate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are especially economically challenged.  Tax revenues can barely keep up with the need to improve infrastructure, maintain public safety, encourage business, educate the young, care for aging residents, and provide basic and essential services to residents.  Arts and culture are way down the list of […]

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Farewell to ESI’s Summer Interns!

September 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Farewell to ESI’s Summer Interns!

It’s almost that time of the year again! ESI’s summer interns are ready to head back to school or graduate and look for full-time employment. Before starting on their next milestone, we asked them to reflect on their time with us by interviewing them about their experience. ESI thanks you for your hard work and […]

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