Econsult Solutions, Inc. Launches ESI Center for the Future of Cities

August 4, 2021 (Philadelphia, PA) Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), a leading economic, strategy, and policy consultancy, is excited to announce a new initiative, ESI Center for the Future of Cities. As ESI’s new thought leadership arm, ESI Center for the Future of Cities will bring together experts in urban economics, policy, and strategy to craft new evidence-based research on the most important issues facing cities around the world, and to provide consulting services for public and private sector organizations working in urban settings.

“We believe in the future of cities as places of commercial vibrancy, cultural expression, and diverse perspectives,“ stated Lee Huang, ESI co-president, “and are eager to marshal our analytical capability and practical experience to help envision what the future of cities should be and to help make that future happen.”

ESI Center for the Future of Cities will bring together experts from the firm’s practice areas of Government & Public Policy, Transportation & Infrastructure, Economic Development, Real Estate, Universities & Hospitals, and Equity & Inclusion to work with partners and clients grappling with the most pressing issues facing cities today. It will serve as a focal point for the firm’s research and analysis and will yield creative new projects and tools that will help clients navigate contemporary urban challenges . “ESI Center for the Future of Cities, like cities themselves, will build upon accumulated knowledge and experience, and will always have its eyes on the future” said ESI Co-Chair, Richard Voith.

“We are excited to introduce ESI Center for the Future of Cities to the marketplace at this crucial turning point for cities,” said Steve Wray, ESI Senior Vice President and Principal, who is leading the Center’s development. “Addressing the challenges that cities face as they emerge from the pandemic and tackle issues like climate change, economic inequality, and technological disruption requires the economic knowledge and creative solutions that ESI brings to all of its work.”

ESI Center for the Future of Cities builds from ESI ThoughtLab, ESI’s recently completed thought leadership joint venture. Over the past five years, ESI ThoughtLab produced ground-breaking work on such as issues as smart cities, jobs of the future, and autonomous vehicles. ESI is now eager to deploy its professional staff to produce quality thought leadership and advance urban solutions through ESI Center for the Future of Cities. For more information, please visit, connect with us on LinkedIn at, and on Twitter at @ESIFutureCities.

Key contacts:

Steve Wray
Senior Vice President & Principal
215-717-2777 x215
[email protected]
Mike Daly
Senior Business Development & Marketing Associate
215-717-2777 x206
[email protected]

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