revitalization

2022 State of North Broad

December 9, 2021 / Comments Off on 2022 State of North Broad

The North Broad Renaissance (NBR), in partnership with ESI, released its 2022 State of North Broad report that highlights efforts to spur stronger and more inclusive growth along the North Broad Street corridor. The report comes ahead of the Annual State of North Broad fundraiser that achieved record-breaking fundraising of more than $100,000 that the […]

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Economic Development

April 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Economic Development

About Thoughtful Insight and Data-Driven Analysis Economic Development sits at the intersection of government, business, and institution as community leaders manage revitalization and growth. Econsult Solutions brings a depth of knowledge from a breadth of experience and a data-driven toolbox that enables our clients to plan and implement successful programs, policies, and projects. The Latest […]

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Community and Economic Development Through Historic Preservation

June 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Community and Economic Development Through Historic Preservation

An Overview of the City of Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation Task Force’s Mission Summary  The renewed development interest in Philadelphia’s Center City and surrounding neighborhoods over the past several years has resulted in demolitions and significant alteration of treasured buildings making headlines. It was enough so that it prompted Mayor Jim Kenney to appoint experts in the […]

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If you haven’t been to Wilmington, DE recently, it’s time for a visit!

November 2, 2018 / Comments Off on If you haven’t been to Wilmington, DE recently, it’s time for a visit!

Despite its prime location and affordability, Wilmington, DE is often overlooked. Nestled between Philadelphia and Baltimore, the city is at a tipping point. Wilmington is following a trend of many American cities that are revitalizing their downtowns and recreating their profiles. Local leaders are capitalizing on renewed interest in urban living to bolster downtown and […]

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Economic Development: The Ultimate Path Forward for Distressed Pennsylvania Communities

July 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Economic Development: The Ultimate Path Forward for Distressed Pennsylvania Communities

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Distressed Municipalities Program, commonly known as Act 47, has been in existence since 1987. The program, which is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, provides a set of tools for localities suffering from severe budget challenges that threaten the capacity to deliver essential public services. Among those tools […]

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Urban China

February 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Urban China

Recently, I traveled to Guangzhou, China for several weeks, and visited the Pearl Delta. ESI President, Dr. Richard Voith was with me in Hong Kong as well, meeting with local professionals. Both of us were impressed with the growth and opportunities there. This post reports on my impression of urban growth in China, and is […]

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