urban planning

ESI, Interface Studio and Wilmington, Del. team up to help make Wilmington a Downtown Development District

January 13, 2015 / Comments Off on ESI, Interface Studio and Wilmington, Del. team up to help make Wilmington a Downtown Development District

Econsult Solutions, Inc. and Interface Studio LLC assisted the City of Wilmington and Wilmington Housing Partnership in submitting an application to the State of Delaware for its Downtown Development District (DDD) Program.  In January, Governor Markell officially designated Wilmington as one of Delaware’s first three DDDs.  This designation qualifies real estate development projects for various […]

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Philadelphia City Council displays ESI-produced Know Your Neighborhood Data Analysis and Mapping Tool

December 3, 2014 / Comments Off on Philadelphia City Council displays ESI-produced Know Your Neighborhood Data Analysis and Mapping Tool

During a forum held on Tuesday, Dec. 2 to discuss the city’s Community Sustainability Initiative, Philadelphia City Council members displayed the Know Your Neighborhood data analysis and mapping tool that was developed by Econsult Solutions (ESI), in conjunction with The Reinvestment Fund (TRF). The tool is used to rank Philadelphia’s neighborhoods based on key quality-of-life […]

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Dick Voith and Susan Wachter of Penn IUR collaborate on an article called “The Return of America’s Cities”

August 13, 2014 / Comments Off on Dick Voith and Susan Wachter of Penn IUR collaborate on an article called “The Return of America’s Cities”

“CITIES ARE ONCE AGAIN AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE U.S. ECONOMY” ESI President and Principal Dr. Richard Voith and Penn IUR co-director Susan Wachter collaborated to publish the article, “The Return of America’s Cities: Economic Rebound and the Future of America’s Urban Centers” for the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR). The article focuses […]

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Mullin Participates in Strategic Plan to Make Philadelphia a Neighborhood of Choice

July 31, 2014 / Comments Off on Mullin Participates in Strategic Plan to Make Philadelphia a Neighborhood of Choice

On July 30, 2014, ESI President, Stephen Mullin, The Reinvestment Fund President of Policy Solutions,  Ira Goldstein and the City Council’s Housing and Community Development Executive Director, Herb Wetzel, participated in a press conference to announce an innovative, data-driven strategy to measure quality of life indicators in every Philadelphia neighborhood. This conference explained the targeted policies, […]

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Peter Angelides Participated in a Tech Assistance Panel (TAP)

July 31, 2014 / Comments Off on Peter Angelides Participated in a Tech Assistance Panel (TAP)

ESI Senior Vice President Peter Angelides participated in a Tech Assistance Panel (TAP) on behalf of the Preservation Alliance for Philadelphia to study the Joe Frazier Gym building and identify potential sustainable adaptive reuses that would honor Frazier’s legacy. The Urban Land Institute of Philadelphia featured an article on their blog covering the story. > […]

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Sidney Wong Lectures on Urbanism in Hong Kong

February 26, 2014 / Comments Off on Sidney Wong Lectures on Urbanism in Hong Kong

Econsult Solutions Senior Advisor Sidney Wong started the year in Hong Kong where he delivered four lectures. Dr. Wong has worked in planning at the World Bank, is an active author and consultant, and earned his doctoral degree from University of California, Berkeley in planning.  He currently is teaching and consulting at Morgan State University […]

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