Smart Cities

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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Smart Cities and Cybersecurity

June 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Smart Cities and Cybersecurity

Historically, most cyber attacks have been directed toward firms, but as cities continue to grow smarter, they carry more information on their residents, making them more valuable targets for cybercriminals. On June 1, 2022, Costa Rica’s National Health Service was taken captive by ransomware known as Hive. To regain control of its systems, Costa Rica […]

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Electric Vehicle Highlight: Innovative Models in Production

May 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Electric Vehicle Highlight: Innovative Models in Production

With the emergence and consistent advancements taking place in the automotive and technology sectors, electric vehicles (EVs) are a topic that is not only relevant, but a consistently necessary addition to the conversation regarding a more sustainable future. EVs are taking the world by storm, and staying up to date on the growing makes and […]

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ESI Eats: Putting Values into Motion

May 13, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI Eats: Putting Values into Motion

Looking out of the window from the 4th floor of the history-laden Drexel Building, peering down at the action below never gets old. Everything from the commute to the hustle and bustle of Center City is exciting. There’s not a single place we would rather be than close to City Hall, which some consider the […]

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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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A Follow-up Love Letter to Cities

February 25, 2022 / Comments Off on A Follow-up Love Letter to Cities

We are two years and counting into a pandemic that has upended the entire world, from public health systems and global supply chains, to the ways we conduct business and attend school. When we first wrote Our Love Letter to Cities just days into the pandemic, we were holding our breath imagining whether the future […]

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