State and Local Governments

An Interview with W. Wilson Goode, Jr.

November 11, 2022 / Comments Off on An Interview with W. Wilson Goode, Jr.

Last month, ESI President and Principal Lee Huang sat down with Senior Advisor and former Philadelphia City Councilperson W. Wilson Goode, Jr. to discuss the state of equity and inclusion in filling city contracts. As a member of city council, Goode, Jr. was instrumental in creating initiatives to boost participation from underrepresented groups in city […]

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SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Institutional Pass Program Expansion

October 14, 2022 / Comments Off on SEPTA Key Advantage Update: Institutional Pass Program Expansion

Earlier this month, SEPTA made a few big announcements about the new Key Advantage program. If you haven’t yet learned about the new initiative that’s part of a broader strategy for an inclusive post-pandemic plan for the region, Key Advantage is SEPTA’s new institutional pass program. It allows institutions to purchase passes for all their […]

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Valuing the Potential Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of the Philly Tree Plan

August 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Valuing the Potential Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of the Philly Tree Plan

The Philly Tree Plan (the Plan) is a strategic plan for the equitable growth and care of Philadelphia’s urban forest, commissioned by the City of Philadelphia (the City) and led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR). Developed in partnership with the urban planning consultancy Hinge Collective, and in alignment with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s […]

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affordable housing

The Economics of Housing Affordability

June 24, 2022 / Comments Off on The Economics of Housing Affordability

Housing is a crucial aspect of society. Unfortunately, the costs of housing can be so disproportionately high relative to income levels that people simply can’t comfortably afford it. Not only is housing affordability a concern in many US metropolitan areas, it is a concern across the globe. With the large number of individuals and families […]

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Delaware Life Post Covid

August 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Delaware Life Post Covid

ESI Principal and Co-Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors Dr. Richard Voith articulates how cities, towns, and rural areas should brace for lasting changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using three scenarios, Dr. Voith explicates the future of cities by drawing a tangent parallel to Declining Urban Density, Return to “Normal”, and how Policy- and Tech-Savvy Cities Expand Their Reach. Dr. Voith […]

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Recovery Services: Building a Resilient Post COVID-19 Future

March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Recovery Services: Building a Resilient Post COVID-19 Future

About Econsult Solutions’ team of experienced economists, planners, and policy experts can help build a resilient post COVID-19 future. Our Economic Recovery Planning Services offer sophisticated analysis, strategies for equitable and inclusive growth, and implementable strategies to accelerate recovery. Economic Recovery Strategy and Planning Economic development leaders have seen past plans and strategies upended by […]

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