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Light Reading for Turkey Day Weekend

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and with it kicks off Holiday Season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, partners and friends. We sincerely value your support and confidence in us. On behalf of all of us... >read more


What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

Recently, the CDA team got the opportunity to present at two American Planning Association (APA) Chapter conferences on fiscal impact analysis and data needs in forecasting development impacts. During and after our sessions we received a lot questions focused on the technical... >read more


How Philadelphia Neighborhoods Voted

We are now a week removed from the 2016 Presidential election, with an outcome that surprised a lot of poll watchers (though perhaps we should have been less surprised). Much of the pre-election talk was about Pennsylvania as a swing... >read more


New Insight on Fiscal Impact Analysis

By Dr. Sidney Wong, Project Lead of Community Data Analytics. On October 18, 2016, along with ESI Senior Advisor Steven Nelson  and Senior Vice President and Principal Dr. Peter Angelides, I led a continuing professional education session with over fifty... >read more


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