smart cities

Climate Resilience Index

April 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Climate Resilience Index

Climate Resilience Index A Comparative Analysis for Measuring Progress This Climate Resilience Index is the culmination of a six-month research engagement led by Gina Lavery, Head of ESI Center for the Future of Cities, and completed by its 2023 Summer Fellows. It presents a framework for developing a systematic and standardized assessment of cities’  preparedness […]

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Building Climate Resilience: Developing an Index for Nine U.S. Cities

July 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Building Climate Resilience: Developing an Index for Nine U.S. Cities

As part of our time serving as summer fellows for ESI Center for the Future of Cities, we have started developing a climate resilience index for nine cities across the United States. The research builds upon ESI’s existing database of indices and metrics designed to evaluate and address the ever-changing nature of climate risks and […]

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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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ESI Center for the Future of Cities Research Agenda

August 22, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI Center for the Future of Cities Research Agenda

Evidence-based research on the most pressing issues facing cities 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 working in urban settings. […]

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Unlocking Potential Economic Benefits for Low-Income EV Consumers

August 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Unlocking Potential Economic Benefits for Low-Income EV Consumers

A recent Present Value post titled Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data highlighted the unlocked potential of electric vehicles (EVs), along with some of the current pitfalls preventing the industry from being truly equitable and accessible for all. As aforementioned, the journey to cleaner and greener cities is a long one, but with […]

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ESI Center for the Future of Cities: One Year and Counting…

August 4, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI Center for the Future of Cities: One Year and Counting…

Last year, Econsult Solutions launched ESI Center for the Future of Cities, bringing together the firm’s thought leadership and consulting work in urban economics, strategy, and analytics. Our goal is to make cities and regions of all sizes and shapes more competitive, more livable, and more equitable. We recognized that coming out of the pandemic, […]

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