This past year was full of highlights. We were honored to be among the those selected by the Philadelphia Foundation to be a Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia company, recognizing our firm's community-mindedness. We hear this as a clarion call to stay on track keeping to our on-going commitment to making a difference through our work. And as we move forward with our newest thought leadership initiative, ESI Center for the Future of Cities, having been recognized by CIOReview as the tech publisher's 2021choice for Most Promising Smart City Solution Provider, we look forward to working on some of the most pressing issues facing metropolitan areas today.
We welcome Tiffany Hudson to our team as a Senior Analyst! Tiffany has experience in project management, data analysis, and strategic planning. Ms. Hudson received her Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020.
We also welcome John LaVaccare to our team as an Analyst. John graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2021 with a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Management, with a concentration in Urban Development.
Leroy Nunery became president of Evolution Advisors LLC, which is a joint venture between Acrisure and Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Russell Westbrook. As President, Dr. Nunery will be building and growing this new entity, going directly into the DEI/MBE/insurance space. Learn more.
Rysheema Dixon's company, RD Innovative Planning, was named an Award Finalist for the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards under the Not for Profit: Societal Impact category. Learn more.
Joyce Lee was interviewed by DC-based NGO and think tank Institute for Market Transformation recently. Learn more.
Updates from the Center
ESI Center for the Future of Cities is an initiative of Econsult Solutions and is actively seeking new collaborators interested in developing innovative projects and evidence-based research. Please contact us today to learn how you can join this exciting new effort.
Senior Business Development & Marketing Associate Lindsay Durkalec rounds out our most viewed blog posts of the year.
We congratulate two of our clients who were awarded Rebuilding America Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant funds! The City of Wilmington's Riverfront Transportation Infrastructure Project was awarded $17M and SEPTA's 19th & 37th Street Trolley Station Improvements were awarded $15M. Congratulations! Learn more.
Congratulations to Reading Terminal Market for being awarded a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Grant! ESI assisted Reading Terminal Market with their application. The project will provide utility upgrades to ensure the long-term viability of the building and enable the Reading Terminal Market to remain an attractive and welcoming place for new vendors, shoppers, and tourists. Read more.