Does NYC Have Room for Engineers?

New York needs the more of such talent, according to officials. Gina Bellafonte reflects on where the city stands now in terms of its tech talent in light of the city's recent proposal request for a large, elite tech school somewhere in the city.
November 23, 2011, 5am PST | Judy Chang
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"The city already has tech enclaves around Union Square and most notably now in Dumbo, Brooklyn. But of course there are reasons to remain skeptical of any future evolution. 'Regions around the world have tried for decades to replicate the Silicon Valley experience, without success,' AnnaLee Saxenian, a professor of urban planning and dean of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, told me. 'There are also world-class technical universities all over that don't generate ongoing commercial innovation and economic growth.' (And research generally, in the aggregate, loses money, as some economists will tell you.)"

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Published on Friday, November 18, 2011 in The New York Times
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