community development

2022 State of North Broad

December 9, 2021 / Comments Off on 2022 State of North Broad

The North Broad Renaissance (NBR), in partnership with ESI, released its 2022 State of North Broad report that highlights efforts to spur stronger and more inclusive growth along the North Broad Street corridor. The report comes ahead of the Annual State of North Broad fundraiser that achieved record-breaking fundraising of more than $100,000 that the […]

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Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

June 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

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 […]

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The Relationship Between Community and Economic Development

March 12, 2021 / Comments Off on The Relationship Between Community and Economic Development

Whether one lives in a metropolitan, suburban, or rural area, they are aware of the current state of their community in a major or minor capacity. Over many decades, residents will notice the improvements or deteriorations that impacted their community. The distinctness of community development, as well as economic development, remains apparent, but it is […]

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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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