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The State of North Broad 2017

January 19, 2018 / Comments Off on The State of North Broad 2017

The North Broad Renaissance (NBR) has released The State of North Broad, a report detailing the current situation in a number of economic and social areas pertaining to the North Broad corridor and North Broad Census Tracts. The review conducted by ESI provides an in-depth look at the changing landscape of the corridor, and aims at […]

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PHI Year in Review: New Neighborhoods Showing Promise

January 18, 2018 / Comments Off on PHI Year in Review: New Neighborhoods Showing Promise

As 2017 closed, the normalized price of housing in Philadelphia was around $120,000. This represents the price for a house with average physical traits (age, square footage, lot size, location on the block) while subtracting out seasonal effects. It amounts to a 13% increase since December 2016. Comparatively, 2017 saw even greater average citywide gains than […]

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What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

November 18, 2016 / Comments Off on What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

Recently, the CDA team got the opportunity to present at two American Planning Association (APA) Chapter conferences on fiscal impact analysis and data needs in forecasting development impacts. During and after our sessions we received a lot questions focused on the technical nature regarding demographic multipliers, data sources, applications, and statistical issues. While I have touched on this […]

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Philadelphia Housing Index: Back to School

October 7, 2016 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Housing Index: Back to School

We heard your requests, and have added a new feature to the Philadelphia Housing Index: Schools! We have reanalyzed the indices using school catchment areas, and have produced the housing indices for Elementary and High Schools. Methodology The methodology for the school catchment indices are the same as outlined in the original HPI blog post. […]

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Peter Angelides to speak at the APA-PA Annual Conference

October 15, 2015 / Comments Off on Peter Angelides to speak at the APA-PA Annual Conference

On October 20th, 2015, ESI Vice President and Principal, Peter Angelides, will speak at the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association. In his presentation, “Making Use of Big Data – What You Can Learn from Detailed Real Estate Data”, he will discuss data sources, acquisition, cleaning, and analysis to get a […]

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Transit and Equity: What’s Fair and What’s Not?

October 15, 2015 / Comments Off on Transit and Equity: What’s Fair and What’s Not?

On October 27th, 2015, ESI President and Principal, Richard Voith, will represent the Ontiveros/ESI: Equity Solutions joint venture at a workshop of the Rail~volution annual conference: “Transit and Equity: What’s Fair and What’s Not?.” Defining equity is a hot topic for transit and TOD and spans a wide range of issues: gentrification and displacement, community […]

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