Grace Hanoian

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: How Will We Measure Success?

February 17, 2023 / Comments Off on The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: How Will We Measure Success?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) calls for historic investments in old mobility—notably, and not surprisingly, a lot of money available for highway development and redevelopment. The bill also calls for investment in new technologies, most notably in the future of electrification across all surface programs (including electric cars and buses). The middle ground […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Public Transit Ridership

February 10, 2023 / Comments Off on The Pandemic’s Impact on Public Transit Ridership

The 2019 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role of public transit agencies, albeit their challenging future. Buses, rails, street/cable cars, and on-demand services are among the most common modes connecting people to their daily destinations, like schools, workplaces, hospitals, and recreation centers. Looking across BLS’ four regions of states (Northeast, South, West, Midwest), the Northeast […]

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10 for 10: Transportation and Infrastructure

February 3, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 for 10: Transportation and Infrastructure

This year, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re going to highlight ten big projects from each practice area on a regular basis, and we’re starting strong with transportation and infrastructure. Community and events may connect people emotionally, but infrastructure connects us physically. It shapes how and when we travel, how long it takes, and how […]

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Introducing Our New Vice Presidents!

January 31, 2023 / Comments Off on Introducing Our New Vice Presidents!

In December of 2022, Rebecca DeJoseph and Frank Robinson were promoted from Directors to Vice President and Senior Economist, and Vice President, respectively. Frank and Rebecca are both dedicated to their areas of expertise, with Frank’s history of working at the intersection of economic and community development, and Rebecca in the economic, labor, and academic spaces. […]

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NYCEDC Office Adaptive Reuse Task Force

January 28, 2023 / Comments Off on NYCEDC Office Adaptive Reuse Task Force

In 2022, ESI and Packard Beasley Consulting were engaged by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to provide management and technical support to a city-council mandated task force study that provided strategic recommendations to encourage the conversion of vacant or commercially unviable office space to other uses, with an emphasis on housing. Throughout […]

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Factors Affecting Spillover Impacts of LIHTC Developments: An Analysis of Los Angeles

January 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Factors Affecting Spillover Impacts of LIHTC Developments: An Analysis of Los Angeles

Cityscape, the publication platform of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research, has accepted a new paper co-authored in part by ESI Principal Richard Voith and former Associate Director Jing Liu. The paper examines the impact of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financed development on neighborhood house prices. […]

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