infrastructure

Funding Public Water: The Protection/Commodity Conundrum

February 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Funding Public Water: The Protection/Commodity Conundrum

We take the instantaneous availability of safe water for granted. Which is not surprising, since we are 164 years removed from the cholera outbreak in London, which triggered the advances in sanitation that have mostly eliminated water-borne illnesses in the developed countries. The basic technologies that underpin the sourcing, treatment and transport of water free […]

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DOT to Award $500 Million in TIGER Grants in 2017

September 12, 2017 / Comments Off on DOT to Award $500 Million in TIGER Grants in 2017

DOT is planning to award $500 million worth of grants to states for infrastructure construction projects. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that will be selected from applications from state and local governments. Since 2009, the TIGER grant program has provided nearly $5.1 billion to 421 projects in all 50 states, the […]

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Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker Opens Urban Economic Policy Conference

June 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker Opens Urban Economic Policy Conference

            Suffering from a structural lack of funding, infrastructure has been neglected for decades. But, presented as one of the key levers of the Trump’s Administration economic plan, it has suddenly found its way back into the current debate. Drawing an audience of academics, economic experts and students, the Drexel […]

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Recap: Macro Aspects of Infrastructure

June 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Recap: Macro Aspects of Infrastructure

          The Drexel School of Economics and ESI’s joint urban economic policy conference held on May 12, 2017 ended with a panel that gathered former Philadelphia Commerce Director and ESI Senior Advisor Alan Greenberger, ESI President Richard Voith and Associate Professor at the Universita luav di Venezia Silvio Nocera. Together they […]

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Recap: Micro Aspects of Infrastructure

June 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Recap: Micro Aspects of Infrastructure

        On Friday, May 12, 2017 Econsult Solutions and Drexel University held their third joint Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference. The first panel of the Urban Economic Policy Conference that was held jointly by Drexel’s School of Economics and ESI was moderated by ESI President Stephen Mullin and focused on the micro-economic impacts […]

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Philadelphia International Airport Generates $15.4 B in Economic Impact Annually

April 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Philadelphia International Airport Generates $15.4 B in Economic Impact Annually

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) commissioned Econsult Solutions to survey and quantify the multiple dimensions of economic and fiscal impact created by the airport, which serves more than 30 million commercial passengers annually, and offers approximately 500 daily flights to over 120 national and international non-stop destinations. PHL is the only major airport serving the […]

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