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Lindsay Durkalec

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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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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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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Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

June 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

In 2019, ESI worked with engineering firm NV5 to complete “Investing in Our Future” a study of the impacts of the East Coast Greenway on the Greater Philadelphia region. ESI Senior Vice President Gina Lavery (GL) recently caught up with Matt Ludwig at NV5 (ML) and Niles Barnes of East Coast Greenway (NB) to talk […]

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