community development

Community and Economic Development Through Historic Preservation

June 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Community and Economic Development Through Historic Preservation

An Overview of the City of Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force’s Mission Summary  The renewed development interest in Philadelphia’s Center City and surrounding neighborhoods over the past several years has resulted in demolitions and significant alteration of treasured buildings making headlines. It was enough so that it prompted Mayor Jim Kenney to appoint experts in the […]

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Higher Education

Campus Philly Releases “Philadelphia Renaissance: College student retention drives growth in the city and region”

April 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Campus Philly Releases “Philadelphia Renaissance: College student retention drives growth in the city and region”

ESI assisted Campus Philly in developing its new report summarizing the impacts of retaining graduates from area colleges and universities on Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Released during its stakeholders conference “Young, Smart, and Local” April 9th, the report sets a course for higher ed and talent retention as an economic development strategy. Econsult Solutions […]

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ULI Philadelphia: North Rail Station Technical Assistance Panel Report Released

May 23, 2018 / Comments Off on ULI Philadelphia: North Rail Station Technical Assistance Panel Report Released

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia released a report capturing the conclusion of the Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), which convened on January 25-26, 2018 to study the potential redevelopment of the area surrounding the North Philadelphia Rail Station. The panel consisted of volunteer architectural, planning, development and design professionals, including ESI Principal Peter Angelides as co-chair […]

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NBR’s Vision for Revitalizing North Broad

August 10, 2016 / Comments Off on NBR’s Vision for Revitalizing North Broad

The work performed by the North Broad Renaissance (NBR), a non-profit committed to revitalizing the area stretching from City Hall to Germantown Avenue by creating opportunities for businesses and residents, was recently highlighted in the Philadelphia Business Journal. The article mentions the three goals of NBR’s 5-year plan, called 2020 Vision: create a “health zone” around Temple […]

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