Environmental Sustainability

Sylvie Gallier Howard

May 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Sylvie Gallier Howard

Sylvie Gallier Howard is a Senior Advisor at Econsult Solutions and Founder & CEO of Equitable Cities Consulting, a practice focused on expanding the field and impact of inclusive, equitable economic development. Sylvie Gallier Howard has extensive experience leading organizations and diverse teams in the non-profit, private, and public sectors. In her most recent tenure […]

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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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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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USVI Infrastructure Maintenance and Economic Growth

April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on USVI Infrastructure Maintenance and Economic Growth

In 2021, ESI collaborated with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) to study the links between transportation infrastructure maintenance, resiliency and economic competitiveness. The study reviewed decades of relevant research and found that regions with inadequate public investment endure higher daily costs […]

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Retail, Data & Disruption

February 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Retail, Data & Disruption

Becoming Trader Joe, by the firm’s founder Joe Coulombe, is one of the better books I have read in recent years. It clarified much of what I understand about their retail site and expansion decisions. For me, this included Coulombe’s initial objective of providing products for the over-educated and underpaid, products these customers could feel […]

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Sustainability is the Greatest Challenge of All Time And Here is Why

February 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Sustainability is the Greatest Challenge of All Time And Here is Why

In 2022, I will be celebrating my 25th year as a sustainability leader, speaker, advocate, educator, author, and designer. Despite all the success and satisfaction of a career well spent, I have yet to see the larger transition to a sustainable future that I assumed would occur. How is it possible that we can be […]

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