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The Economics of Housing Affordability

June 24, 2022 / Comments Off on The Economics of Housing Affordability

Housing is a crucial aspect of society. Unfortunately, the costs of housing can be so disproportionately high relative to income levels that people simply can’t comfortably afford it. Not only is housing affordability a concern in many US metropolitan areas, it is a concern across the globe. With the large number of individuals and families […]

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Effects of Concentrated LIHTC Developments on Surrounding House Prices

May 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Effects of Concentrated LIHTC Developments on Surrounding House Prices

Econsult Solutions Principal Richard Voith recently published a paper in the Journal of Housing Economics examining the property value impacts of affordable housing developments financed by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). The LIHTC program is the U.S.’s largest funding source for affordable housing production, with an annual totaling of more than $8 billion. LIHTC developments […]

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Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

April 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Post-Pandemic Philadelphia Mobility: New Challenges, New Innovations

Despite the fact that the City is once again requiring masking indoors, Philadelphians are on the move—or at least they are trying. In theory, remote work and online retail should have reduced the need for travel; however, for those who are still navigating around the city, there are serious challenges. Automotive congestion feels at least […]

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A Follow-up Love Letter to Cities

February 25, 2022 / Comments Off on A Follow-up Love Letter to Cities

We are two years and counting into a pandemic that has upended the entire world, from public health systems and global supply chains, to the ways we conduct business and attend school. When we first wrote Our Love Letter to Cities just days into the pandemic, we were holding our breath imagining whether the future […]

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Delaware Life Post Covid

August 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Delaware Life Post Covid

ESI Principal and Co-Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors Dr. Richard Voith articulates how cities, towns, and rural areas should brace for lasting changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using three scenarios, Dr. Voith explicates the future of cities by drawing a tangent parallel to Declining Urban Density, Return to “Normal”, and how Policy- and Tech-Savvy Cities Expand Their Reach. Dr. Voith […]

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Econsult Solutions, Inc. Launches ESI Center for the Future of Cities

August 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Econsult Solutions, Inc. Launches ESI Center for the Future of Cities

August 4, 2021 (Philadelphia, PA) Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), a leading economic, strategy, and policy consultancy, is excited to announce a new initiative, ESI Center for the Future of Cities. As ESI’s new thought leadership arm, ESI Center for the Future of Cities will bring together experts in urban economics, policy, and strategy to craft […]

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