Philadelphia

Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

In our first of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Danielle DiLeo Kim discussed the reimagining of national anniversaries. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We explored Danielle […]

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African American Legacy: The Ongoing Quest

July 7, 2023 / Comments Off on African American Legacy: The Ongoing Quest

The history of America’s diverse people and their rich culture is under assault. The news cycle is terrifying as it reports the unacceptable reversal that is taking place with banned books, banned philosophies, and anti-immigrant sentiment. It’s as if we have gone back to the pre-1960s where the only story told was from one narrow […]

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A Q&A with our Summer 2023 Center for the Future of Cities Fellows

June 23, 2023 / Comments Off on A Q&A with our Summer 2023 Center for the Future of Cities Fellows

As we head into summer, ESI welcomes two new teammates who will serve as ESI Center for the Future of Cities fellows. Samriddhi Khare currently attends the University of Pennsylvania and will be graduating in 2024. Samriddhi will receive her Master’s in City Planning and concentrations in smart cities and Technology. Patrick Darcy is a […]

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Valuing the Potential Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of the Philly Tree Plan

August 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Valuing the Potential Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of the Philly Tree Plan

The Philly Tree Plan (the Plan) is a strategic plan for the equitable growth and care of Philadelphia’s urban forest, commissioned by the City of Philadelphia (the City) and led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR). Developed in partnership with the urban planning consultancy Hinge Collective, and in alignment with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s […]

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ESI’s Favorite Places to Eat

July 8, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI’s Favorite Places to Eat

The Center City area of Philadelphia has some amazing places to dine. However, it wouldn’t be right to leave out the rest of the City when it comes to exceptional eats either! If you are looking for fantastic local eateries, food carts and more, the entire city of Philadelphia has some fantastic local eateries with […]

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Memorial Day Light Reads 2021

May 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Memorial Day Light Reads 2021

As you unwind this Memorial Day weekend, sit back, kick your feet up, relax and read through our Present Value Blog, along with a few other fascinating articles. Whether you’re outside soaking up the sun or supporting the 76ers from your living room, remember to stay safe and sanitize!   Activities to Do This Holiday […]

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