economic development

3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on 3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

Globalization has helped interconnect different regions of the world but has also exacerbated global inequality. People now migrate from one place to another in search of better living conditions. This diaspora of people leads to a growth in the economic base of the place they move to. How can cities better accommodate their citizens economically, […]

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How Can Broadband Connectivity Benefit Rural Areas?

July 30, 2021 / Comments Off on How Can Broadband Connectivity Benefit Rural Areas?

Imagine an urban city as a box. When one thinks outside this compartment, one is able to conceptualise that rural areas exist beyond this well-structured box. However, the inside isn’t well connected to the outside and vice-versa. One has smart street lights while the other encounters black outs. One relies on good roads and highways […]

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The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

July 16, 2021 / Comments Off on The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

What is C-PACE?                                                                       Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy financing, or C-PACE, is a program that funds improvements that increase the energy efficiency and resiliency of commercial buildings. Currently approved in more than thirty states, C-PACE is intended to encourage building upgrades that enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, seismic and other safety measures. In practice, […]

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Light Reads for 4th of July Weekend 2021

July 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Light Reads for 4th of July Weekend 2021

Work has been very different this past year for everyone. Take time out from your busy schedule this 4th of July weekend to catch up on some compelling articles and blog posts. Visit historic memorials to feel the patriotic drive or sunbathe on the beach with friends and family. Sip on some lemonade, lounge around, […]

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Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

June 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

In 2019, ESI worked with engineering firm NV5 to complete “Investing in Our Future” a study of the impacts of the East Coast Greenway on the Greater Philadelphia region. ESI Senior Vice President Gina Lavery (GL) recently caught up with Matt Ludwig at NV5 (ML) and Niles Barnes of East Coast Greenway (NB) to talk […]

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Reflecting on Juneteenth

June 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Reflecting on Juneteenth

As we approach Juneteenth, I find myself having conversations with people asking the question why we did not learn about this during our history classes growing up. Why didn’t we learn about the Tulsa, Oklahoma race massacre of 1921? Why didn’t we learn about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study of 1932? It is easy and rather […]

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