Design

Philadelphia Design District: Where Design, Real Estate, and Economics Make for Healthy Partnerships

January 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Design District: Where Design, Real Estate, and Economics Make for Healthy Partnerships

Coalitions and collaborations are built to facilitate positive business transformations and blossoming creative opportunities. That’s the theory behind the Philadelphia Design District (PDD), Philadelphia’s newly formed design coalition. PDD began taking shape this past spring in the heart of Old City, from 2nd and 3rd Streets and Market to Race, with ten founding businesses, primarily […]

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2018 Top 10 Present Value Posts

December 28, 2018 / Comments Off on 2018 Top 10 Present Value Posts

It has been an outstanding year! With the year wrapping up, we wanted to show off the top ten Present Value posts from 2018. With content from industry experts in economics, public policy, design, real estate, and more, we’re sure there’s something to gauge everyone’s interest. What Influences the Spread of Kitchen Incubators Our top […]

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Designing Futures for Equitable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

November 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Designing Futures for Equitable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

On October 5, 2018, ESI Senior Advisor Natalie Nixon collaborated with Rob Fleming, director of Jefferson University’s Master’s degree program in sustainable design, and Tayyib Smith, co-founder of Little Giant Creative and the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, to facilitate a scenario planning event as part of the DesignPhiladelphia festival. The purpose of the session […]

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DesignPhiladelphia

September 28, 2018 / Comments Off on DesignPhiladelphia

The first ten days of October is when the creative community takes over Philadelphia. The 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Festival begins on the 3rd with a kick-off party at BOK Bar, and runs through Saturday the 13th featuring over 120 creative design events in locations throughout the city. This year’s theme, Design Purpose, threads the events which present functional […]

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City Governance – What’s Design Got To Do With It?

May 4, 2018 / Comments Off on City Governance – What’s Design Got To Do With It?

A Q/A with Liana Dragoman  Recently I chatted with Liana Dragoman, Service Design Lead and Deputy Director with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation (ODDT).  While other cities around the world like Seoul, South Korea have had deputy mayors of design, the application of design thinking in public policy and social […]

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ESI’s Favorite Buildings in Philly

June 30, 2017 / Comments Off on ESI’s Favorite Buildings in Philly

It seems as if each day passes with a new crane being erected in Philadelphia. With the city amidst a building boom, we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on some of our favorite buildings, both new and old in the city. With the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can […]

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