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One thing is clear: More than ever, people and firms are re-evaluating where they live and work. The choices they make will have a major impact on the future shape of our communities. The policies we choose will shape the location decisions that are made. Even before the pandemic, digital technologies supporting online retail, virtual […]Read More
ESI Principal and Co-Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors Dr. Richard Voith articulates how cities, towns, and rural areas should brace for lasting changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using three scenarios, Dr. Voith explicates the future of cities by drawing a tangent parallel to Declining Urban Density, Return to “Normal”, and how Policy- and Tech-Savvy Cities Expand Their Reach. Dr. Voith […]Read More
Globalization has helped interconnect different regions of the world but has also exacerbated global inequality. People now migrate from one place to another in search of better living conditions. This diaspora of people leads to a growth in the economic base of the place they move to. How can cities better accommodate their citizens economically, […]Read More
Produced by ESI, this report is the first-ever economic impact study of the New York City's nightlife economy. ESI's analysis resulted in an estimate of the total economic direct impact and allowed us to identify trends by geography and subsector.
To succeed in the post-COVID world, urban leaders need access to evidence-based analysis showcasing the innovative technologies, solutions, and business models that will work best, particularly when the next disruption hits.
ESI was hired by SEPTA to produce a report that seeks to quantify the economic and social losses that congestion engenders. The scale and scope of these impacts demonstrate that there is much to gain from addressing this issue.
The ESI Center for the Future of Cities is an initiative of Econsult Solutions and is actively seeking new collaborators interested in developing innovative projects and evidence-based research. Please contact us today to learn how you can join this exciting new effort.
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