Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Unlocking Potential Economic Benefits for Low-Income EV Consumers

August 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Unlocking Potential Economic Benefits for Low-Income EV Consumers

A recent Present Value post titled Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data highlighted the unlocked potential of electric vehicles (EVs), along with some of the current pitfalls preventing the industry from being truly equitable and accessible for all. As aforementioned, the journey to cleaner and greener cities is a long one, but with […]

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ESI Center for the Future of Cities: One Year and Counting…

August 4, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI Center for the Future of Cities: One Year and Counting…

Last year, Econsult Solutions launched ESI Center for the Future of Cities, bringing together the firm’s thought leadership and consulting work in urban economics, strategy, and analytics. Our goal is to make cities and regions of all sizes and shapes more competitive, more livable, and more equitable. We recognized that coming out of the pandemic, […]

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ESI’s Favorite Places to Eat

July 8, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI’s Favorite Places to Eat

The Center City area of Philadelphia has some amazing places to dine. However, it wouldn’t be right to leave out the rest of the City when it comes to exceptional eats either! If you are looking for fantastic local eateries, food carts and more, the entire city of Philadelphia has some fantastic local eateries with […]

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Cities of the Future Must be Heat Resilient: A Framework for Combating Urban Heat Islands

June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Cities of the Future Must be Heat Resilient: A Framework for Combating Urban Heat Islands

We are a few short days away from the start of summer and the first heat advisory warnings have been issued across the country— it looks like it’s the start of a very hot summer. Experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their monthly climate trend report predicting above-average temperatures and below-average participation […]

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Addressing Systemic Inequalities to Foster Equitable Growth

March 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Addressing Systemic Inequalities to Foster Equitable Growth

The racial wealth gap persists in our representative eleven counties and three states. This disparity is a product of discrimination and deliberate marginalization. Slavery, segregated housing, redlining, unequal investment in communities of color, and mass incarceration all played–and continue to play–a role in making it more difficult for black and brown families to access and […]

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Education is Still the Key to Developing an Equitable Growth Strategy

March 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Education is Still the Key to Developing an Equitable Growth Strategy

The COVID pandemic and the social justice movement, two major disruptors of 2020, were intertwined. The inequities that existed before 2020 were lifted to the forefront as health disparities and the impact of sub-standard support in schools with the greatest need were underscored. If we are to competitively emerge in the dynamic global economy, education […]

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