Technical Applications

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants

December 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grant program (formerly known as BUILD), provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Determining the costs, benefits, and positive impacts of large infrastructure projects requires […]

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Spatial Data Science Conference

November 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Spatial Data Science Conference

On October 18 and 19, an ESI cohort attended the Spatial Data Science Conference in New York City. Here, they learned about new techniques for and applications of spatial data science. The first day of the conference consisted of 11 workshops with industry specialists. Day 2, which was the main conference, had 20 short presentations […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

October 19, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

In 2023, ESI was commissioned by the University of Minnesota Athletics Department to conduct an economic and social impact study. As the college athletics industry continues to grow, so does its impact on and around places of higher education. The University of Minnesota is home to over 55,000 students and is a founding member of […]

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The Impact of Predictive Policing

October 13, 2023 / Comments Off on The Impact of Predictive Policing

As technology advances in public protection, data analysis, and artificial intelligence, the United States has been ushered into a new age of security characterized by a constant (and often controversial) balance between policing tactics and privacy. Few issues have been subject to such scrutiny and debate as have the implications of predictive policing measures and […]

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Hoboken Terminal: Using Google Maps API to Optimize Transit Accessibility and Mobility

October 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Hoboken Terminal: Using Google Maps API to Optimize Transit Accessibility and Mobility

As part of a larger transit project, ESI recently evaluated travel times to job centers in New York City from all transit stops in Hudson County on bus, light rail, and PATH lines with direct access to Hoboken Terminal. The purpose of the analysis was to identify routes and stops that could be optimized to […]

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The Economic, Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the Trans Canada Trail

October 5, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic, Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is a vast network of recreational trails that spans 28,000 kilometers across Canada. ESI’s assessment of the Trans Canada Trail outlines the economic and environmental benefits of the network and emphasizes its impact on the local surrounding communities who have much to gain from use of the trails. Overall, the network […]

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