Environmental Sustainability

Return on Investment in Protected Open Space

June 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Return on Investment in Protected Open Space

Communities invest in a variety of protected open space, from reserving land for parks, greenways, and trails, to conservation of natural land and farmland preservation. Protected open space provides substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits to surrounding communities, but these impacts are often overlooked or undervalued in policy debates and budgeting decisions. However, the comprehensive, […]

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10 for 10: Economic Development

June 2, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 for 10: Economic Development

As we continue our year-long celebration of ten years of service, we are proud to recap work performed under our economic development practice in the latest 10 for 10 review. Discover more about the wide array of work we do in this field below.     1. Economic Analysis of Detroit’s Food System  In 2014, […]

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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Sustainability

May 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Sustainability

In our seventh of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Robert Fleming and Dr. Raymond Barclay discuss sustainability. Sustainability is increasingly a framework by which institutions are rethinking their operations, educational offerings, and core missions. We’ll consider the case for this paradigm shift in philosophical and practical terms. Watch […]

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The Philly Tree Plan: Sowing the Seeds of a Greener, More Sustainable City

March 24, 2023 / Comments Off on The Philly Tree Plan: Sowing the Seeds of a Greener, More Sustainable City

As cities around the world grapple with the challenges of urbanization, many are turning to nature-based solutions to create more livable, sustainable communities. Here in Philadelphia, the city has taken an ambitious step forward with the Philly Tree Plan, an initiative aimed at increasing the city’s tree canopy cover and enhancing the benefits that trees […]

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Paving the Way for EV Policy in America

February 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Paving the Way for EV Policy in America

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar produced in partnership with Santander UK. This hour-long session will bring together city leaders, urban planners, and practitioners to examine the challenges and opportunities electric vehicles (EVs) pose, discuss upcoming policies/strategies, and present new ideas on preparing for broader EV adoption in America. Cities and communities across the US are […]

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What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

January 27, 2023 / Comments Off on What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

The beginning of the year always brings about fresh new goals, opportunities, and a renewed perspective and evaluation of the prior year’s objectives. As technology continues to evolve, so do our expectations of how these changes are going to manifest in the new year. Here at Econsult Solutions and ESI Center for Future Cities, we […]

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