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Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2022

December 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2022

As we draw near to the end of 2022, we recap at our highest viewed Present Value articles from this year. As part of this, ESI would like to give special thanks to all of our staff, interns, senior advisors, clients, and colleagues that contributed to Present Value in 2022. We look forward to providing […]

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Catalyst for Change: The Future of Cities

November 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Catalyst for Change: The Future of Cities

As Econsult Solutions celebrates the one-year anniversary of ESI Center for the Future of Cities, we are thrilled to present a collection of our smart city-focused thought leadership and research. This portfolio connects the firm’s urban economics, policy, and strategy expertise and sits at the forefront of addressing the most challenging issues city leaders face […]

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Addressing Systemic Inequalities to Foster Equitable Growth

March 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Addressing Systemic Inequalities to Foster Equitable Growth

The racial wealth gap persists in our representative eleven counties and three states. This disparity is a product of discrimination and deliberate marginalization. Slavery, segregated housing, redlining, unequal investment in communities of color, and mass incarceration all played–and continue to play–a role in making it more difficult for black and brown families to access and […]

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Education is Still the Key to Developing an Equitable Growth Strategy

March 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Education is Still the Key to Developing an Equitable Growth Strategy

The COVID pandemic and the social justice movement, two major disruptors of 2020, were intertwined. The inequities that existed before 2020 were lifted to the forefront as health disparities and the impact of sub-standard support in schools with the greatest need were underscored. If we are to competitively emerge in the dynamic global economy, education […]

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Prioritizing STEM-based Competitiveness for Equitable Growth

March 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Prioritizing STEM-based Competitiveness for Equitable Growth

An equitable growth strategy, particularly in high density, multi-ethnic communities, requires three commitments: Terraform while doing no harm; adopt culturally responsive economic strategies, and advance STEM based competitiveness. A commitment to “terraforming” Star Trek’s Wrath of Khan introduced Project Genesis, a biotechnology solution for transforming desolate planets into vibrant, verdant places to sustain life. The only caveat […]

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Expert Views: Developing an Equitable Growth Strategy for Cities

March 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Developing an Equitable Growth Strategy for Cities

Throughout the pandemic, cities have lived on the razor’s edge. As we enter a new phase of living with COVID, the moment is ripe for opportunity to thrive, but also to deteriorate. Recently, we asked some of our senior advisors to draw from their experiences and offer their perspective on what it will take for […]

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