sustainability

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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Sustainability is the Greatest Challenge of All Time And Here is Why

February 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Sustainability is the Greatest Challenge of All Time And Here is Why

In 2022, I will be celebrating my 25th year as a sustainability leader, speaker, advocate, educator, author, and designer. Despite all the success and satisfaction of a career well spent, I have yet to see the larger transition to a sustainable future that I assumed would occur. How is it possible that we can be […]

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Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Mercer County, New Jersey

January 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Mercer County, New Jersey

Mercer County New Jersey’s emphasis on land preservation began over 30 years ago, resulting in a multitude of preserved parks and open spaces that reflect the diversity of Mercer County’s natural features. Protected open space provides substantial economic, environmental, and health benefits to surrounding communities, but these benefits are often overlooked or undervalued in policy debates and investment decisions. […]

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