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Delaware Life Post Covid

August 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Delaware Life Post Covid

ESI Principal and Co-Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors Dr. Richard Voith articulates how cities, towns, and rural areas should brace for lasting changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using three scenarios, Dr. Voith explicates the future of cities by drawing a tangent parallel to Declining Urban Density, Return to “Normal”, and how Policy- and Tech-Savvy Cities Expand Their Reach. Dr. Voith […]

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Charting a Course for the Future of Cities

August 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Charting a Course for the Future of Cities

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for people who follow the demographics and economics of cities. Last week, the US Census Bureau released the local area population counts from the 2020 decennial census, and a number of interesting facts jumped out from the data. We grew slowly, as the US population grew at its […]

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Future Cities Need Forward-Looking Universities

August 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Future Cities Need Forward-Looking Universities

The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York is purported to have said that the way to build a great city is simple: “Create a great university and wait 200 years.”  There is no doubt a profound truth in this statement.  All great cities contain at least one great university.  And all great universities […]

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3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on 3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

Globalization has helped interconnect different regions of the world but has also exacerbated global inequality. People now migrate from one place to another in search of better living conditions. This diaspora of people leads to a growth in the economic base of the place they move to. How can cities better accommodate their citizens economically, […]

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How Can Broadband Connectivity Benefit Rural Areas?

July 30, 2021 / Comments Off on How Can Broadband Connectivity Benefit Rural Areas?

Imagine an urban city as a box. When one thinks outside this compartment, one is able to conceptualise that rural areas exist beyond this well-structured box. However, the inside isn’t well connected to the outside and vice-versa. One has smart street lights while the other encounters black outs. One relies on good roads and highways […]

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Digitalization, Density and Development: Where to Invest Post COVID-19?

July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Digitalization, Density and Development: Where to Invest Post COVID-19?

ESI Principal Richard Voith joined the ACCCIM-ANBOUND Forum on Digital City Development in a Post-COVID Era on June 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Voith’s presentation focused on “Digitalization, Density and Development: Where to Invest Post COVID-19?” Dr. Voith began his presentation posing a few questions including, “Will the future be different in the path […]

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