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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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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

July 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

In our second of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Paula Daniels discussed the reimagining of good food systems. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We discuss national […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

In our first of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Danielle DiLeo Kim discussed the reimagining of national anniversaries. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We explored Danielle […]

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The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region

September 29, 2022 / Comments Off on The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region

Commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and researched by Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region compares cell and gene therapy (CGT) hubs in five key categories: research infrastructure, human capital, innovation output, commercial activity, and value proposition, ranking Philadelphia as second overall […]

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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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