green infrastructure

From the Vault: Features on Sustainability and Urban Resilience

April 26, 2024 / Comments Off on From the Vault: Features on Sustainability and Urban Resilience

In this Present Value post, we look back on thought provoking reads focused on the growing threat of climate change, the need for sustainability policies and practices, and how communities big and small are working to foster urban resilience. From the Paris Climate Agreement to the latest in EV policy trends, combatting urban heat, and building more […]

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How Does Sea Level Rise Affect Us? Learning from New Jersey

April 5, 2024 / Comments Off on How Does Sea Level Rise Affect Us? Learning from New Jersey

Over the last century, sea levels in New Jersey have risen about 1.4 feet, due to both natural forces and groundwater pumping. The global average has been almost 8 inches. What does this mean for New Jersey residents? The effects of sea level rise will be felt in their daily lives, making coastal flooding more […]

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What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

January 27, 2023 / Comments Off on What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

The beginning of the year always brings about fresh new goals, opportunities, and a renewed perspective and evaluation of the prior year’s objectives. As technology continues to evolve, so do our expectations of how these changes are going to manifest in the new year. Here at Econsult Solutions and ESI Center for Future Cities, we […]

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Rittenhouse Square: An Architectural Marvel

August 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Rittenhouse Square: An Architectural Marvel

Full of life, vibrance, and history, Philadelphia has a beautiful local treasure. Where you say? Rittenhouse Square. William Penn plotted out five public squares in the 1600’s: Centre Square (City Hall), East Publick Square (Franklin Square), Southwest Square (Rittenhouse Square), and Northwest Square (Logan Square). Each of these are fantastic places to take a lunch […]

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Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

June 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and across the nation are deploying green infrastructure to manage stormwater and provide economic, environmental, and social benefits for residents. Large cities such as Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia are leaders in the use of green infrastructure to 1) fulfill regulatory mandates (i.e., reducing combined sanitary-storm sewer overflows, or CSO) […]

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BUILD Grant Applications

March 2, 2021 / Comments Off on BUILD Grant Applications

Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program (formerly known as TIGER), provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Determining the costs, benefits, and positive impacts […]

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