Quality of Place

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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Adaptive Reuse – Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

July 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Adaptive Reuse – Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

Before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, roughly 23% of people would work from home either all the time or most of the time, given that their place of employment and specific job allowed for it. That is quite different from the situation now. About 59% of people are working from home all or most of the […]

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Opinion: Why Climate Resiliency isn’t Always Equitable

July 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Opinion: Why Climate Resiliency isn’t Always Equitable

As we enter in the hottest part of summer with record breaking temperatures and devastating floods, I am often left questioning just how fruitful our climate adaptation plans and designs really are. The conversation surrounding climate change has largely moved away from the urgent calls to action and climate change prevention, and instead to intervention […]

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SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Applications are Open

July 15, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Applications are Open

There’s some exciting news for large-sized employers in the Philadelphia region who are committed to sustainability, interested in returning to the office, focused on reducing demand for parking, or wanting to offer additional benefits to their employees after a tough couple of years: the SEPTA Key Advantage application is open! For those who may not […]

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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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