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Light Reads: Memorial Day 2024

May 24, 2024 / Comments Off on Light Reads: Memorial Day 2024

Our team at ESI has compiled a great set of events, activities, and articles for you to enjoy all Memorial Day Weekend for this week’s Present Value post. Additionally, we wish to honor all the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation and our freedom.   Upcoming Events Around […]

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(Unsolicited) Advice for New Board Members

May 17, 2024 / Comments Off on (Unsolicited) Advice for New Board Members

Over the past several years there has been a collective, concerted effort in Greater Philadelphia and elsewhere to broaden the composition of for-profit and nonprofit corporate boards. This has resulted in more diverse boards with more heterogeneous representation in terms of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, geography (thanks in part to the option […]

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Making Pedestrian-Only Streets a Reality in Philadelphia

May 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Making Pedestrian-Only Streets a Reality in Philadelphia

Philly needs permanent pedestrian-only streets. Not just one, but a network of protected corridors in all our neighborhoods, brimming with activity and engagement that’s family friendly and people-centric. And I have no doubt in my mind that with the right mix of public and private support, it would be fantastic. Let’s be honest, this is […]

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Expert Views: A Conversation with Gina Lavery on the Climate Resilience Index

May 3, 2024 / Comments Off on Expert Views: A Conversation with Gina Lavery on the Climate Resilience Index

In celebration of the release of the Climate Resilience Index our team has produced, I interviewed Gina Lavery, Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Solutions and head of ESI Center for the Future of Cities, to discuss this innovative resource and the intention behind it. As the impacts of climate change become more apparent […]

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From the Vault: Features on Sustainability and Urban Resilience

April 26, 2024 / Comments Off on From the Vault: Features on Sustainability and Urban Resilience

In this Present Value post, we look back on thought provoking reads focused on the growing threat of climate change, the need for sustainability policies and practices, and how communities big and small are working to foster urban resilience. From the Paris Climate Agreement to the latest in EV policy trends, combatting urban heat, and building more […]

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Expensive Eggs and Rising Gas Prices: How Does Inflation Help Me Pay My Mortgage?

April 12, 2024 / Comments Off on Expensive Eggs and Rising Gas Prices: How Does Inflation Help Me Pay My Mortgage?

Inflation – a general rise in the price of all the things we buy – is a constant topic in the news, and no wonder: when the price of food, fuel, housing, and other things we purchase goes up, it gets harder to buy the things we want and need. And if you have debt […]

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