Digital Roundtable Discusses Silicon Valley's Urbanist Future
TPR excerpts an August 7 City Age: Silicon Valley Digital Roundtable moderated by former Santa Monica City Manager and Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles Rick Cole, with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and San Jose State University President Mary Papazian, who discuss the status of urbanism, infrastructure, and design in Silicon Valley.
Highlighting the ways in which the pandemic's disruption is unleashing innovation and entrepreneurial bureaucrats, panelists share their hope for streamlining public and private sector collaboration to solve some of the region's most pressing challenges of housing, transportation, and equity:
“It is really the innovation that is going to be critical for us to be able to get to a better normal, where we are still deeply engaged in this urban vision of city building, but our focus on transit, on housing, and everything else is going to require us to do it much more cost-effectively in a world of scarce resources.” —Sam Liccardo
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