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How Business Will Permanently Change in 2021

February 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

Succeeding in a Transformed Post-Pandemic World With the end of the pandemic in sight, a new U.S. administration in place, and Brexit a reality, 2021 is quickly becoming a new dawn for business and government. Digital, social, and economic shifts will continue to gain momentum, propelling companies and cities into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This […]

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What is the Future of Museums?

February 12, 2021 / 1 Comment

Will museums be the same after the pandemic has passed? Before closing their doors due to the pandemic, museums and galleries were slow to adopt digitalization. The ways we explore the arts have not changed much since the early 20th century, with visitors crowding into a room to look at one or two works at […]

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ESI Experts Weigh in on the Future of Philadelphia’s Housing Market

February 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

As the global pandemic challenged the world order and the US economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in Q2 2020, the housing market in the US and in Philadelphia briefly experienced a decline in spring due to the stay-at-home orders. After strong housing index growth through February 2020, the Philadelphia Housing Index […]

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How Can Smart Cities Overcome Their Funding Challenge?

January 29, 2021 / 0 Comments

On all fronts, cities are adopting new technologies and gradually becoming more connected. Innovative digital projects are multiplying, with cities using data and technologies such as cloud, mobile, Internet of Things, AI, and biometrics to improve the quality of urban life. Cities are also relying more on smart solutions to achieve their social, economic, and […]

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The Importance of Experiential Learning & Student Engagement

January 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

As we look hopefully and optimistically into the New Year, many of us in higher education continue to struggle with student engagement in a virtual environment. Students have grappled with unforeseen challenges that educators have been ill equipped or ill prepared to deal with. “Professor, I don’t have my camera on because I’m still wiping […]

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Managing the Challenges of a Post-Pandemic World: Cities 4.0

January 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring a healthy, safe, and prosperous future for citizens has been a burning imperative for city leaders around the world. At the same time, the health crisis has raised the importance of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which many cities have adopted as a framework for achieving their social, environmental, […]

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