ICYMI: Proud to Launch ESI Center for the Future of Cities
Last month, we announced a new initiative, ESI Center for the Future of Cities. As the firm’s new thought leadership initiative, ESI Center for the Future of Cities will bring together experts in urban economics, policy, and strategy to craft new evidence-based research on the most important issues facing cities around the world, and to provide consulting services for public and private sector organizations working in urban settings. It will serve as a focal point for the firm's research and analysis, and will yield creative new projects and tools that will help clients navigate contemporary urban challenges. Learn more.
ESI was hired by Montgomery County to utilize public and private datasets to assess the pre-COVID and current economic conditions of the County. Our analysis served as an important baseline to determine future recovery strategies. ESI also utilized the analysis of economic activity, grant recipient data and interviews with business leaders to produce a SWOT analysis, principals of recovery for funding and recommended key investment initiatives. Learn more.
Join ESI's Stephen Mullin and Gina Lavery, along with Lambda Philly members, for a tour of equitable economic development plans along the North Broad corridor on September 30th from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Learn more.
We welcome Xinyi Qiu to the ESI team, joining as an Analyst. Xinyi received her master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure Planning.
We welcome Janet Gleason to the ESI team, joining as an Analyst. Janet graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor's degree in economics.
We welcome Michael Sydnor to the ESI team, joining as an Analyst. Michael graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in economics and multiple certifications in R programming.
Joyce Lee will be speaking at an international panel "Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow" on September 22nd. Learn more.
Richard Voith's article was published in Delaware Lawyer. Dr. Voith provides examples of how agglomeration of economies may lead to a significant rise in urbanized economies and may play a quintessential role in increasing income and economic well-being. Learn more.
Adam Glaser was asked to lead Georgetown University’s Fall Urban Design Studio in order to help gain insights into how Colleges and Universities should be integrated into DC's Comprehensive Plan.
Jeremy Sunkett will be introducing attendees in a 2 day ULI program to some of the myriad business and operational considerations to be addressed when making a transition into entrepreneurial real estate development.
Major, global wars are rare occurrences, and in many people’s memory, there are probably only two real world wars. This of course, is not to deny that wars still break out frequently. According to incomplete statistics, from the end of World War II to 2001, there were 248 armed conflicts in 153 regions. It is therefore, a normal state of affairs for wars and conflicts to take place, and indeed in contrast it is abnormal if wars do not happen at all. Therefore, the study of war and peace has always been a main component of geopolitics. Read more.
We questioned our fantastic round of Summer 2021 interns about some of their favorite projects which they worked on, what advice would they offer next year's interns, and their key takeaways from their experience.
ESI Principal Lee Huang and Associate Director Ardy Wurtzel discuss the importance of universities pivoting to "engaged campuses" to help the cities they're located in thrive.
Congratulations to our client the Sedgwick Theater for receiving a $500,000 grant to fund much-needed improvements of the space. ESI assisted Sedwick Theater with their RACP grant application to receive these funds. Read more.