As you unwind this Memorial Day weekend, sit back, kick your feet up, relax and read through our Present Value Blog, along with a few other fascinating articles. Whether you’re outside soaking up the sun or supporting the 76ers from your living room, remember to stay safe and sanitize!
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Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2021, Visit Philadelphia
The Latest from Present Value
The Connection Between Infrastructure and Agriculture in PA By Steve Wray
Post Pandemic Cities – Is Being a Smart City the Solution? By ESI and ANBOUND
Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic By Jing Liu
Cybersecurity: A Smart City Imperative By Laura Garcell Nimylowycz
Stumped? Understanding Lumber Prices By Bernard Markstein
This May we released content to highlight our work on the many ways that infrastructure fuels our economy, with a focus on how infrastructure drives innovation. We also published a dialogue on smart city innovation infrastructure and the increasing international pressures to compete with emerging areas in China and elsewhere. ESI provided an update of the 2018 economic impact report of Pennsylvania’s farming sector for Team Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, highlighting the workforce, technology and broadband elements crucial to the future of this evolving industry.
More Articles of Interest
Is indoor dining safe once you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine? Experts are split on the risk By The Philadelphia Inquirer
Transport at the crossroads: remote rural areas and empty skies By The World Bank
Adeniyi Adebayo Isaiah | Taking Action on Improving Agriculture: Crop Production, Nutrition, and Farming By SDG academy
Transportation Infrastructure is the Road to More Competitive US Manufacturing By Industry Week
Asia: The highway of value for global logistics By McKinsey & Company
DOT Rebrands BUILD Program to RAISE, Makes $1 Billion Available By Transport Topics. The USDOT is accepting applicants for the FY 2021 round of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program (formerly BUILD and TIGER) to fund transportation projects of national and regional significance to help boost employment. ESI provides a helping hand with the application process for this highly competitive program.