Cities

A Follow-up Love Letter to Cities

February 25, 2022 / Comments Off on A Follow-up Love Letter to Cities

We are two years and counting into a pandemic that has upended the entire world, from public health systems and global supply chains, to the ways we conduct business and attend school. When we first wrote Our Love Letter to Cities just days into the pandemic, we were holding our breath imagining whether the future […]

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Public Transportation is Needed to Maintain an Equitable City

November 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Public Transportation is Needed to Maintain an Equitable City

A major component of creating a smart and equitable city is an efficient and affordable public transportation system. Public transportation is vitally important to residents, as it serves as a way for people to get access jobs and childcare. Building and maintaining a resilient transportation system that can endure climate change as well as natural […]

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Digitalization, Density and Development: Where to Invest Post COVID-19?

July 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Digitalization, Density and Development: Where to Invest Post COVID-19?

ESI Principal Richard Voith joined the ACCCIM-ANBOUND Forum on Digital City Development in a Post-COVID Era on June 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Voith’s presentation focused on “Digitalization, Density and Development: Where to Invest Post COVID-19?” Dr. Voith began his presentation posing a few questions including, “Will the future be different in the path […]

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Our Love Letter to Cities: From the Principals of ESI

March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Our Love Letter to Cities: From the Principals of ESI

The intersection of economics, policy, and strategy puts us in all kinds of places for our work. But we at ESI are vocal lovers of cities. We love living in cities, visiting cities, learning about cities, and (of course) working to make cities even greater. We are experiencing the current global pandemic from a decidedly urban lens. We […]

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SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2018 / Comments Off on SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania is Econsult Solution’s 2018 Economic Impact Study completed for Pennsylvania’s largest transit authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Our report to SEPTA is timely as the agency faces significant budget pressures, with looming changes of the contribution of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues to state transit funding, along with increasing demands on […]

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Cashless Cities: Realizing the Benefits of Digital Payments with Visa

October 11, 2017 / Comments Off on Cashless Cities: Realizing the Benefits of Digital Payments with Visa

With 60% of the global population expected to live in cities by 2030, how will going cashless enable a city to drive more value to citizens, businesses, and the government? To answer that question, VISA commissioned ThoughtLab to quantify the potential benefits of moving from physical money to digital payment systems in 100 cities around […]

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