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Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. It contemplated a ceramics studio that would offer classes, provide workspace for artists, and strengthen its ability to serve as a meeting and event site. It desired to assess the feasibility of […]
This article focuses on how cities can build resiliency in public health systems, government operations, and other city domains by focusing on four key capabilities— nimbleness, scalability, stability, and optionality. These recommendations are informed by a global survey of 167 cities conducted as part of the Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World research study […]
The future of digital workplaces hinges on one important factor: digital employee experience (DEX). The smoother the digital experience, the more productive employees can be. Conversely, the harder it is to access and use workplace technology, the less workers can do. More than a year spent supporting remote workers since the outbreak of Covid-19 has given […]
ESI was retained by Team Pennsylvania to update the 2018 report “Pennsylvania Agriculture: A Look at the Economic Impact and Future Trends.” ESI provided updated numbers on Pennsylvania’s farming sector and offered further insights into why these changes may be occurring. It also takes a close look at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill, at national […]
The Equitable Wilmington Collaborative received a three-year, $4 million investment through JPMorgan Chase’s Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) program. Funds from this investment support the redevelopment of vacant and blighted homes, small business support, and the development of community facilities. The Collaborative’s three members are Cinnaire, NCALL Loan Fund, and True Access […]
ESI was commissioned by the Capital Trails Coalition to evaluate the impacts of the Capital Trails Network across the Washington, DC metropolitan region, which was defined as the District of Columbia; City of Alexandria, Arlington County, and Fairfax County in Virginia; and Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland. ESI conducted further analysis on […]
Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World Full Findings Available Download the ebook To succeed in the post-COVID world, urban leaders need access to evidence-based analysis showing the innovative technologies, solutions, and business models that will work best, particularly when the next disruption hits. ESI ThoughtLab, in collaboration with a global coalition of business, government, […]
The Big Shift: Are you prepared for 2021? As this new era unfolds, private- and public-sector leaders will require visionary thinking and actionable insights to keep their businesses profitable and their cities safe. To fill this need, ESI ThoughtLab will be conducting thought leadership research throughout 2021 to analyze how industries and cities will need to […]
Wealth and Asset Management 4.0 How digital, social, and economic trends will transform the investment industry The pandemic has been a watershed event for the investment community, accelerating market shifts already in motion. Overnight, the world has become digital-first and socially minded, irrevocably transforming investor expectations and the industry’s way of working. Over the next […]
Driving ROI Through AI Full findings publicly available! Download To help executives drive ROI through AI, ESI ThoughtLab, together with a group of AI leaders, including Appen, Cognizant, Cortex, Dataiku, DataRobot, Deloitte, and Publicis Sapient, conducted a benchmarking study of 1,200 organizations across a wide cross-section of industries and world markets. This ground-breaking research and […]
Driving Cybersecurity Performance Improving cybersecurity results through evidence-based analysis Download Report ESI ThoughtLab worked with a coalition of cybersecurity, cyber insurance, and technology experts from leading companies and associations to answer a central question: How can firms drive the best cybersecurity performance in today’s complex digital world? Our Driving Cybersecurity Performance research provides critical insights into how […]
Building a Hyperconnected City Full Findings Available ESI ThoughtLab gathered benchmarking data from 100 cities, conducted in-depth interviews with city leaders, and drew on valuable input from a cross industry coalition of leading firms and research organizations. This study provides an evidence-based roadmap that cities can use to become vibrant, hyperconnected urban centers of the […]