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The Dimensions of Philadelphia’s Democratic Primaries

Elections can be challenging to model. Philadelphia, in a Democratic primary, has 66 wards, over 100 candidates, and thousands of issues. And wards, candidates, and issues don’t exactly wear signs that declare what “type” they are. We broadly talk about “party”... >read more

The Economy Under Trump: What to Expect?

ESI Principal and President Richard Voith recently gave a presentation for Manko Gold Katcher & Fox, an Environment and Energy Law Practice, outlining the impact President Trump’s administration will have on the economy, specifically in Philadelphia. Here are his key takeaways. With... >read more

Turning Fiscal Impact Analysis Upside Down

Over the last year, our Community Data Analytics (CDA) team has been busy presenting this groundbreaking methodology to assess development-related impacts to a larger audience and demonstrating how our data products can help make better planning decisions. As part of this... >read more

Philadelphia Housing Values Have Surged

The 2016 Housing Market has Benefitted Neighborhoods Across the City The ESI Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) has been updated with data through the end of 2016, and shows that the market is still going strong. During 2016, city housing prices surged... >read more

Rent, Buy or Sell – Here’s How Digital Can Help

Technology has been the driver of numerous changes across all business areas and real estate is no exception. It is now possible to know pricing and availability in real time. The public aggregation of data has completely changed the landscape... >read more

Examining Philly’s Voter Turnout

Local Elections and Turnout The 2017 Philadelphia primaries are now mere months away. So far in this space, I’ve examined the role of randomized ballot position for the city as a whole and within wards. Today, let’s focus on election... >read more