smart cities

2020 Newark Connected City

October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on 2020 Newark Connected City

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in partnership with the City of Newark and Invest Newark engaged Econsult Solutions to craft a connected city plan for Newark, New Jersey. By becoming a connected city, Newark can leverage smart technologies to further interconnect the local government and its citizens. The Connected Newark plan serves as a […]

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City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

September 17, 2021 / Comments Off on City Scenarios for a Post-COVID Future

One thing is clear: More than ever, people and firms are re-evaluating where they live and work. The choices they make will have a major impact on the future shape of our communities. The policies we choose will shape the location decisions that are made. Even before the pandemic, digital technologies supporting online retail, virtual […]

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Charting a Course for the Future of Cities

August 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Charting a Course for the Future of Cities

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for people who follow the demographics and economics of cities. Last week, the US Census Bureau released the local area population counts from the 2020 decennial census, and a number of interesting facts jumped out from the data. We grew slowly, as the US population grew at its […]

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3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on 3 Ways to Make Cities More Inclusive

Globalization has helped interconnect different regions of the world but has also exacerbated global inequality. People now migrate from one place to another in search of better living conditions. This diaspora of people leads to a growth in the economic base of the place they move to. How can cities better accommodate their citizens economically, […]

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ESI Center for the Future of Cities

June 15, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI Center for the Future of Cities

Evidence-based research on the most pressing issues facing cities Contact Us Learn More ESI Center for the Future of Cities brings together experts in urban economics, policy, and strategy to craft new evidence-based research on the most important issues facing cities around the world, and to provide consulting services for public and private sector organizations […]

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Post Pandemic Cities – Is Being a Smart City the Solution?

May 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Post Pandemic Cities – Is Being a Smart City the Solution?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, several workers have left their offices and residents have fled from city center homes, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of large employment hubs and mega-cities. The rise of remote working and the digital economy has lime lighted questions regarding the death and life of small and enormous […]

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