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Perspectives from U.S. & China: Smart City Innovation & Technology

May 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Perspectives from U.S. & China: Smart City Innovation & Technology

We asked our experts at ESI and our think tank partners at ANBOUND, located in Beijing, China, to give their thoughts on the future of technology from both a US and Chinese perspective. Our experts focused on four major topics: smart cities, jobs of the future, autonomous vehicles, and tourism related apps. Look out for […]

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China’s Rail System

March 8, 2019 / Comments Off on China’s Rail System

On October 24, 2018, the longest bridge-tunnel crossing system in the world connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau was opened. Hailed as an engineering wonder, this 34-mile system took nine years to construct and now represents the apex of China’s transportation infrastructure. After 40 years of “Reform and Opening”, China has emerged as the second […]

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US China policy work

ESI & ANBOUND Announce Official Partnership

January 3, 2019 / Comments Off on ESI & ANBOUND Announce Official Partnership

Econsult Solutions, Inc. and ESI ThoughtLab, along with ANBOUND, a Beijing-based multinational independent think tank, have established an official partnership as of December 17, 2018. ESI and ANBOUND are committed to providing research and consulting services to clients, expanding their horizons through in-depth international collaboration, and jointly proposing public policy recommendations and solutions for promoting high-quality […]

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A Close-Up Look at China’s National Education Strategy

July 13, 2018 / Comments Off on A Close-Up Look at China’s National Education Strategy

“Education is no longer a matter of knowledge and skills…It is also, more importantly, a matter of values, attitudes, ethics, and morality.” (Quote from Ministry of Education representative, April 28, 2018) In April, I was fortunate to join the inaugural 10-person cohort of the UPenn Graduate School of Education’s Senior Leaders China Seminar, getting an intensive, up-close […]

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The Rise of Multifamily Housing in the Philadelphia Region

May 25, 2018 / Comments Off on The Rise of Multifamily Housing in the Philadelphia Region

Housing investment has transformed in the years following the real estate market crash of 2008. The number of privately constructed housing units has steadily climbed since then, increasingly so over the past six years. In 2009, a total of 582,000 building permits were authorized for privately-owned housing construction in the United States; the total bounced […]

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CDA Residential Demographic Multipliers

April 24, 2018 / Comments Off on CDA Residential Demographic Multipliers

About ESI’s Community Data Analytics team has published 51 reports on demographic multipliers. These reports are based on the most current American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample records and offer two sets of variables: a) School-age children per household and b) Average household size. These new and improved multipliers provide critical input for developers, […]

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