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The Future of Cities Requires Refining What it Means to be a Smart City

January 28, 2022 / Comments Off on The Future of Cities Requires Refining What it Means to be a Smart City

Over the past five years, Econsult Solutions, through its former joint venture, completed cutting edge research on smart cities around the world, exploring how leading global cities begin their smart city journey, what they were investing in, and what those investments meant in terms of return on investment. We have learned that the use of […]

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The Future of Cities is Accessible Quality of Place

January 21, 2022 / Comments Off on The Future of Cities is Accessible Quality of Place

Technological disruption, public health scares, and pushback against systemic disparities have all elevated the importance of and demand for quality places in urban settings. At a time when technology and infrastructure have enabled people and businesses to locate anywhere and collaborate virtually, city and regional leaders increasingly need to evaluate, refine, and in some cases […]

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The Future of Cities is Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

January 14, 2022 / Comments Off on The Future of Cities is Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Cities have always competed as places of human expression, cultural exchange, and commerce. An important way that future cities will compete is as inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. This is true for two reasons. First, in our global knowledge economy, regions compete through innovation. Second, innovation requires diversity and intensity of interaction. Despite the mythology around innovation—think […]

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2022 Strategic Agenda

January 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 2022 Strategic Agenda

At ESI, we pride ourselves in being the go-to consulting firm for a wide range of industries, clients, and situations where the key question is, “what is happening now?” We add value by providing a data-informed, street-smart, and nuanced response to that question, to help people make sense of the world and move things forward. […]

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2021 in Review

December 17, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 in Review

This past year was tremendous for Econsult Solutions. In 2020 we pledged to make a difference through our work and in 2021 we were honored to have been in the inaugural class of Philadelphia Foundation’s Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia. We launched our new thought leadership initiative, ESI Center for the Future of Cities, and CIOReview […]

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Newark Connected City

October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on 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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