Smart Cities

The Current State of EV Policy in the United States

November 18, 2022 / Comments Off on The Current State of EV Policy in the United States

Cities and states across America are beginning to take more strides toward fully adopting electric vehicles (EVs) and integrating them into the fabric of their road and urban infrastructure. The benefits of making the switch from internal combustion engines (ICE) to EVs are growing and well documented, and their popularity has also grown significantly in […]

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Catalyst for Change: The Future of Cities

November 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Catalyst for Change: The Future of Cities

As Econsult Solutions celebrates the one-year anniversary of ESI Center for the Future of Cities, we are thrilled to present a collection of our smart city-focused thought leadership and research. This portfolio connects the firm’s urban economics, policy, and strategy expertise and sits at the forefront of addressing the most challenging issues city leaders face […]

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What Tuesday’s Election Could Tell Us About Philadelphia’s Political Future

November 4, 2022 / Comments Off on What Tuesday’s Election Could Tell Us About Philadelphia’s Political Future

Post updated November 15 with new unofficial election data from the 2022 gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, as well as an analysis at the bottom of the post.  The most recent presidential election found Philadelphia at the center of the American political universe. For days after the election, the nation’s attention was glued to the […]

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Sam Sklar

October 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Sam Sklar

Sam Sklar is a director with Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Sklar worked as a field coordinator and election strategist with Brandon West running for City Council, for which he collaborated with organizational leadership to effectively allocate resources and conduct community outreach. Mr. Sklar also recruited, organized, and trained numerous volunteers […]

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The Future of Sustainability at Universities

September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on The Future of Sustainability at Universities

Here at ESI, we’ve long amplified the point that universities and hospitals have huge economic footprints, and that the employment hubs, procurement opportunities, and tax revenue generation they represent emerge from and are driven by the fulfillment of their deepest institutional missions. It is also true that these large-scale institutions have huge environmental footprints, and […]

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Smart Water Management and the Future of Cities with Dr. Allison Lassiter

August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Smart Water Management and the Future of Cities with Dr. Allison Lassiter

Climate change poses challenging and potentially catastrophic disruptions with rising sea levels and consequential flooding in coastal communities around the world. Our already strained and vulnerable water systems will need to be restructured as we think about how to better prepare our cities for climate adaptation. Today in Present Value, we had the opportunity to […]

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