Light Reads: Memorial Day 2024

Our team at ESI has compiled a great set of events, activities, and articles for you to enjoy all Memorial Day Weekend for this week’s Present Value post. Additionally, we wish to honor all the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation and our freedom.


Upcoming Events Around Philly


The Latest Thought Leadership from Present Value

(Unsolicited) Advice for New Board Members
Saul Behar, Senior Advisor

Making Pedestrian-Only Streets a Reality in Philadelphia
Mike Daly, Business Development Manager

Expert Views: A Conversation with Gina Lavery on the Climate Resilience Index
Mike Daly, Business Development Manager

Finding Solutions for the Growing Student Housing Crisis
Stephen Madsen, Associate Director

Expensive Eggs and Rising Gas Prices: How Does Inflation Help Me Pay My Mortgage?
Mark Robinson, Director


Additional Think Pieces on Urban Issues

Lessons from a Downtown District That’s Bucking National Trends
Next City

Here’s What Officials Expect for the 2026 NFL Draft in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times

How the Economy – and Philadelphia – Could Determine the Presidential Election
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Four Ways to Improve Recycling in Philly

New York City Plans Street Safety Projects as Congestion Pricing Nears

Some Cities Are Actually Cutting Transportation Emissions. Here’s How.


Mike Daly, Business Development Manager | [email protected]

Mike Daly is a business development manager at ESI, where he oversees the business development and marketing team. He is responsible for enhancing the firm’s brand and work through traditional and social media, producing content for the company website, managing the firm’s blog, Present Value, and supporting the development of strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a marketing associate for the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, a membership organization whose mission is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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