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Electric Vehicle Highlight: Innovative Models in Production

May 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Electric Vehicle Highlight: Innovative Models in Production

With the emergence and consistent advancements taking place in the automotive and technology sectors, electric vehicles (EVs) are a topic that is not only relevant, but a consistently necessary addition to the conversation regarding a more sustainable future. EVs are taking the world by storm, and staying up to date on the growing makes and […]

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Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

April 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

As gas prices skyrocketed across the country these past few months, so has the conversation surrounding electric vehicles (EVs). Congress recently passed the 1.7 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, with nearly 7.5 billion of it allocated towards building out America’s EV charging network. Now more than ever, people are looking for alternatives to their gas vehicles and […]

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Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

June 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.  It contemplated a ceramics studio that would offer classes, provide workspace for artists, and strengthen its ability to serve as a meeting and event site. It desired to assess the feasibility of […]

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Stumped? Understanding Lumber Prices.

April 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Stumped? Understanding Lumber Prices.

Over the past year, the construction industry has been buffeted by many factors due to the fallout from the spread of the coronavirus. One area that has proved particularly troublesome is the rapid increase in prices for construction materials. One specific item—lumber—is notable for its sharp increase in price that has remained high for a […]

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Retail: Is There a New Normal?

July 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Retail: Is There a New Normal?

What will the post-pandemic landscape look like for brands and retailers in North America? Anyone who tells you they know what retail will look like over the next three years is lying.” This is a quote from one of my favorite retail real estate execs during the Great Recession and it’s still applicable. COVID-19 has […]

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Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

May 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

Study will define cost-benefits of smart-city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide for future sustainable growth May 6, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab announced today the launch of its 2019 Smart City Research Initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City: Business models, use cases, and benchmarks behind high performance. Given the […]

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