Silicon Valley? Technology Needs Space

Joel Kotkin suggests that Silicon Valley's real estate is causing it's demise. Instead, technology is looking toward Dallas, Washington DC, and Southern California.

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June 25, 2000, 11:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Joel Kotkin, a senior fellow at the Pepperdine Institute for Publc Policy, suggests in an LA Times Op-Ed that the growth of the technopolis is favoring areas with webs of technology "subregions" and cheap transportation. Kotkin suggests that LA and Orange County together are a larger technopolis than Silicon Valley. Drawing on a recent Milken Institute report, Kotkin also introduces the words technopoles and "nerdistans, hotbeds of telecommunications and biomedical technology." Joel Kotkin is also author of "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape"

Thanks to Chris Steins

Sunday, June 25, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times

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