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ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Invite City Leaders to Attend The 2021 Smart Cities Strategy Summit

March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Invite City Leaders to Attend The 2021 Smart Cities Strategy Summit

An Exclusive Meeting of Global City Leaders The COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed event for cities, with lasting impacts on how residents will live, travel, shop, and work. Our ground-breaking research into the post-pandemic plans of 167 cities worldwide—to be released at the summit—reveals that cities will need to morph into Cities 4.0 to […]

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BUILD Grant Applications

March 2, 2021 / Comments Off on BUILD Grant Applications

Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program (formerly known as TIGER), provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Determining the costs, benefits, and positive impacts […]

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In Africa, Accra Leads in Progress on SDGs

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on In Africa, Accra Leads in Progress on SDGs

Africa faces the most challenges of any region in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments, given its high levels of environmental degradation, poverty, and unemployment along with rapid population growth and weak state institutions. In ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities across six regions designed to explore cities’ progress on the SDGs, African […]

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Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

Urban mobility is a critical factor for the economic productivity of a city, and for the quality of life of its citizens and their access to basic services. In the wake of COVID-19, cities are reevaluating their urban mobility strategies and policies. According to ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities globally, 55% of city leaders […]

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Expert Views: Smart Cities Should Be Sustainable Too

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Smart Cities Should Be Sustainable Too

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become an essential tool to overcome the devastating impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cities. ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities worldwide determined that 77% of cities have included each of the SDGs as a framework for their plans. With a public health crisis to solve […]

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ESI Announces Promotion of Steve Wray to Senior Vice President and Principal

January 27, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI Announces Promotion of Steve Wray to Senior Vice President and Principal

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Steve Wray has been named Senior Vice President and Principal at Econsult Solutions, Inc (ESI). Mr. Wray joined ESI in 2017 as a Director and was promoted to Vice President of Strategic Initiatives in 2019. He will continue to lead in the development of strategic initiatives for the firm, including new practice […]

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