Equity and Inclusion

Atlanta’s Quest for Homeownership: The Alarming Affordable Housing Crisis

August 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Atlanta’s Quest for Homeownership: The Alarming Affordable Housing Crisis

Throughout American history, homeownership has been cherished as a symbol of wealth, community, and achievement. Additionally, affordable rental units are crucial as they provide stable housing and alleviate financial burden. However, today, the goal of owning a home and even finding affordable housing options is becoming increasingly elusive for millions nationwide. An alarming shortage of homes […]

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Racism: A Cancer in America

August 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Racism: A Cancer in America

Years ago, I remember hearing or possibly reading about racism as a cancer in the United States. I find myself reflecting on my generation’s (Baby Boomer) experience with racism as it now appears that generations of African Americans remember the historical hate crimes that were impactful to their respective generation. As an African American man, […]

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Taking Care of Business Program Assessment

July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Taking Care of Business Program Assessment

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), The Intersect, and Cameron Professional Services Group, provided an evaluation of the Taking Care of Business (TCB) Commercial Corridor Cleaning Program, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce. The effort led by ESI included constructing an approach for measuring the efficacy of TCB in achieving its goals, performing […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining The Construction Industry

July 25, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining The Construction Industry

In our final video in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Andreina Perez Hein discussed how we can reimagine the construction industry. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We explored why […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

July 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

In our second of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Paula Daniels discussed the reimagining of good food systems. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We discuss national […]

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Procurement Analysis and Benchmarking Study

July 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Procurement Analysis and Benchmarking Study

In 2022, ESI worked with the University of Notre Dame in conducting a procurement analysis and a benchmarking study to further expand the reach of the University’s Procurement Services and continue to advance economic equity. ESI conducted a procurement analysis to primarily observe the current Utilization levels of minority- and women-owned businesses relative to their […]

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