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Moving Cities: Florence and Siena

Tuscany is renowned for its history and beauty.  Florence and Siena trace their roots to 200BC and 400BC respectively, yet both cities have adapted to the modern world which includes significant hordes of tourists descending on them to experience their... >read more


Preparing for Transformative Change

Econsult Solutions, Inc. and Roubini ThoughtLab are proud to unveil the Wealth and Asset Management 2021: Preparing for Transformative Change infographic. This new visualization which was initially disseminated during the Wealth Management #CiscoChat, gives a brief overview of the technological,... >read more


Girl on the Train…to Manayunk

For almost ten years, I rode the Manayunk/Norristown SEPTA line from the Wissahickon train station to Suburban Station.  Last train car, the two-seater side, headphones on, and the whir of buildings out the window.  I recently moved to Center City,... >read more


Philadelphia Housing Index: Neighborhoods and Heat Maps

Another week, another update to our Philadelphia Housing Index. Last week, we provided indices for school catchment areas. This week: neighborhoods.   Philadelphia Neighborhoods We calculated indices for each of Philadelphia’s 67 neighborhoods. [1] Similar to the Elementary School Indices, these neighborhoods... >read more


Philadelphia Housing Index: Back to School

We heard your requests, and have added a new feature to the Philadelphia Housing Index: Schools! We have reanalyzed the indices using school catchment areas, and have produced the housing indices for Elementary and High Schools. Methodology The methodology for... >read more


Remodeling Philly’s Housing Price Index

Welcome to the Econsult Solutions Philadelphia Housing Index! Today, we are excited to release the new ESI Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI). Like its predecessor, the new PHI measures changes in the sales price of Philadelphia’s housing units through time, adjusting housing... >read more


Labor Day Long Reads

As Summer nears its end, Labor Day Weekend gives many people one last chance to unwind, relax, and take time to enjoy a few long reads. For this week’s blog post we have created a list of our favorite thought-provoking... >read more


Fit Cities: How Public Policy Gets You Moving

Every year, several publications put forth lists of fit and healthy cities.  Each publication combines a certain set of metrics to generate their lists. In looking at a sample of different healthiest and fittest city rankings published in 2015 and... >read more