Memorial Day Light Reads 2021

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!



Activities to Do This Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2021, Visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards, NBA


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

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.


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