Long Weekend, Lounging Reads

After stressful work weeks during these brutally hot summer months, we all deserve an excuse to sit back, relax, and enjoy some thought-provoking and entertaining reads. This upcoming 4th of July weekend is the time to celebrate with family and friends and finally catch-up on compelling articles and blog posts. Whether you are spending this upcoming holiday lounging down the shore or among the crowds in the concrete jungles, here are some of our favorite reads from the summer thus far, including one of our own:

Learning From Dilworth Park’s Water Magic, Therese D’Auria Ryley, Hidden City Philadelphia

Millennials Look to the Suburbs, Not Cities, for First Homes, Patrick Sisson, Curbed

In the U.S., Walkability Is a Premium Good, Richard Florida, CityLab

Do Neighborhoods Spread?, Jonathan Tannen, ESI Blog: Present Value

How 16 NYC Funders Are Collaborating to Fight Poverty, Oscar Perry Abello, NextCity

The five community development organizations supported by Change Capital Fund (Credit: MDRC)

When Is A Bribe Not A Bribe?, Brett Mandell, ESI Senior Advisor

Bring Old Glory back to Philadelphia buildings, Stephen P. Mullin, Philadelphia Business Journal

10 Most Forward-Thinking U.S. Cities, Julia Pond, Gogobot

Environmental Justice Through Planning, Carlton Eley, APA Blog

The End of Democracy as We Know It, Eric Schnurer, U.S. News


For more great reads, be sure to check out our previous blog posts. Check in next week for new content from ESI blog: Present Value. In the mean time, Happy Independence Weekend!

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