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The Future of Real Estate

For the start of 2018 Econsult Solutions decided to look ahead at key trends affecting the real estate industry. Our set of experts and senior advisors examined the changing landscape of commercial real estate, the rise of connectivity in the... >read more

Moving Cities: Beijing

Beijing, the political, cultural and economic capital of China, has been growing rapidly over the last several decades. Its population has skyrocketed from 13.6 million to 21.5 million since 2000. The megacity has been challenged by problems brought on by... >read more

Present Value’s Top 10 Posts of 2017

We hope you have enjoyed our 2017 posts  and look forward to what we have in store for 2018. As always, we will continue publishing quality content on urban issues with key insights from experts spanning all areas of expertise. As 2017 draws... >read more

Adding up the “Why” for Non-profits

When we get to the end of the year, it is often a time for reflection and looking back at the accomplishments and activities of the past twelve months. For private sector companies, the bottom line is pretty simple –... >read more

Retail Revolution – or Evolution

…it’s amazing just how much you can spend sitting on your couch. As I ready for the ICSC show in New York, I am keenly aware that everything in retail is in free fall. The headlines about the market resemble those... >read more

One on One with “Mr. Multiplier”

The Community Data Analytics (CDA) team of Econsult Solutions has recently made advances in the field of demographic multipliers. In late November, the team released a series of reports including all fifty states and the District of Columbia. These reports include new... >read more

Mapping the Affordability in Philadelphia

By many measures, Philadelphia is one of the most affordable housing markets on the East Coast.  The 2017 Bloomberg Global City Housing Affordability Index ranked Philadelphia as the second most affordable city to buy or rent a house in the... >read more

Growing ‘Everybody’s Hometown’

Welcome to Media Pennsylvania, the seat of Delaware County and America’s first free trade town. It’s colloquially known as “Everybody’s Hometown” and less well known as my adopted home town. Located just 13 miles west of Philadelphia, Media is a... >read more

The Value of Competition for Regions

The big story making news in the economic development world across North America was Amazon’s recent request for proposals from regions to be the site of a brand new second headquarters (HQ2) for the giant online retailer. The RFP requested... >read more

Applying design thinking to organizational problems: a recap

On October 12, 2017 Econsult Solutions hosted, Designing organizations: Human-centered design as a tool for organizational innovation. The event, which was part of DesignPhiladelphia 2017, focused on how an organization can use the design thinking process to not only generate... >read more