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What is the Future of Museums?

February 12, 2021 / 1 Comment

Will museums be the same after the pandemic has passed? Before closing their doors due to the pandemic, museums and galleries were slow to adopt digitalization. The ways we explore the arts have not changed much since the early 20th century, with visitors crowding into a room to look at one or two works at […]

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Top 10 Present Value Posts of 2020

December 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

As we come to the end of this unprecedented year, we reflected on ESI’s most viewed blog posts of the year. Topics span from cybersecurity, real estate, transportation, and of course the most talked about topic this year: COVID-19. We send big thanks to everyone that contributed to our blog, Present Value, in 2020. We […]

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Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

November 13, 2020 / 1 Comment

As city leaders around the world continue to cope with the impacts of COVID-19, they are also assessing which will remain with us in a post-pandemic world. Repercussions of the health crisis, including recession, high unemployment, and the new urban exodus, have highlighted weaknesses and underscore why leaders need to improve public health and other […]

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Perspectives on Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies in the Age of COVID-19

October 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

How our cities and communities will recover post-COVID-19 is obviously a hot topic. Because ESI and our Senior Advisors have such a wide range of expertise, we wanted to give them a chance to share their perspectives on economic development initiatives and strategies. Participating in this Q&A is ESI’s Senior Vice President and Principal Gina […]

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Restaurants in the Age of COVID-19: How Does Philadelphia Stack Up?

October 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Philadelphia’s restaurant industry is a core part of the city’s identity. With nationally recognized chefs including Nicholas Elmi (Laurel, and a past Top Chef winner), Cristina Martínez (South Philly Barbacoa), and Marc Vetri (Vetri Restaurants), Philly can hold its own against the likes of NYC and LA. Then there’s Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Zahav, […]

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A Guide to Higher Education Expansions, Contractions, Additions, and Consolidations

September 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Recently, Lee Huang, President and Principal of ESI and head of ESI’s Higher Education Practice Area, caught up with some of our thought leaders in the higher ed space to ask them some of the most critical questions facing the industry. This exert includes Lloyd Russow’s full response.   Lloyd, you’ve helped your own institution […]

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