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A Look at 15-Minute Cities

February 23, 2024 / Comments Off on A Look at 15-Minute Cities

Coined by Carlos Moreno, an associate professor at the Sorbonne Business School in Paris, the concept of 15-minute cities became popularized in 2019 after Anne Hidalgo, Paris’s mayor, adopted it as policy. It was first introduced at the United Nations COP21 summit in 2015, when the Paris Agreement was adopted.   The idea recognizes that cities […]

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Good Governance: The Importance of the Board of Trustees

February 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Good Governance: The Importance of the Board of Trustees

Nonprofit organizations do well to look at publicly held corporations and their governance practices as modern roadmaps to governance excellence. In the corporate world, board positions are highly coveted roles, reserved for the most skilled and connected corporate executive leadership. In the past, nonprofit board roles were seen as a way for directors to perfect […]

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Retail in the 21st Century: Patterns and Trends to Watch

February 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Retail in the 21st Century: Patterns and Trends to Watch

By Catherine Timko, Senior Advisor   Ecommerce is not separate from retail…It’s all retail “Shop ‘til You Drop” having heard this phrase repeatedly leading up to the holidays, I decided to do a little digging to understand where it originated. The phrase, found in print as early as the 1920s, started as an advertising slogan. […]

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ESI’s Climate Resilience Index: Final Update and Future Implications

February 2, 2024 / Comments Off on ESI’s Climate Resilience Index: Final Update and Future Implications

Since our most recent update on the development of ESI’s climate resilience index, we want to provide a final update before its official release outlining critical changes made during development and discussion of the index’s potential for future use. In addition, recognizing the limitations of the index will be vital for interpreting results and discerning […]

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Moving Cities: Chicago

January 26, 2024 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority and Current Ridership Numbers With a 2022 population of 9.4 million, the Chicago metropolitan area is one of the world’s largest economic hubs, serving as home to hundreds of major corporate headquarters including many Fortune 500 companies. Needless to say, that in such a region, the accessibility and quality of public […]

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A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

Office to Residential Conversions: Two Birds with One Stone Remote work is reshaping traditional downtowns in cities across the United States. Businesses have cut back on the amount of office space they need, and workers have also adapted their homes to accommodate more flexible work arrangements. However, while demand for downtown commercial space has fallen, […]

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