sustainability

Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Sustainability

May 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Sustainability

In our seventh of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Robert Fleming and Dr. Raymond Barclay discuss sustainability. Sustainability is increasingly a framework by which institutions are rethinking their operations, educational offerings, and core missions. We’ll consider the case for this paradigm shift in philosophical and practical terms. Watch […]

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The Philly Tree Plan: Sowing the Seeds of a Greener, More Sustainable City

March 24, 2023 / Comments Off on The Philly Tree Plan: Sowing the Seeds of a Greener, More Sustainable City

As cities around the world grapple with the challenges of urbanization, many are turning to nature-based solutions to create more livable, sustainable communities. Here in Philadelphia, the city has taken an ambitious step forward with the Philly Tree Plan, an initiative aimed at increasing the city’s tree canopy cover and enhancing the benefits that trees […]

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What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

January 27, 2023 / Comments Off on What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

The beginning of the year always brings about fresh new goals, opportunities, and a renewed perspective and evaluation of the prior year’s objectives. As technology continues to evolve, so do our expectations of how these changes are going to manifest in the new year. Here at Econsult Solutions and ESI Center for Future Cities, we […]

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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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The Future of Sustainability at Universities

September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on The Future of Sustainability at Universities

Here at ESI, we’ve long amplified the point that universities and hospitals have huge economic footprints, and that the employment hubs, procurement opportunities, and tax revenue generation they represent emerge from and are driven by the fulfillment of their deepest institutional missions. It is also true that these large-scale institutions have huge environmental footprints, and […]

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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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