Silicon Valley

June 6, 2018, 10am PDT
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it's the housing, stupid! In addition to the troubling findings of the Bay Area Council poll, a California housing report found that Silicon Valley had the highest percentage of residents leaving their counties.
The Mercury News
May 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A "floating village" has been proposed for a San Jose neighborhood, with building riding on pontoons as a safeguard against repeated flooding.
San Jose Mercury News
May 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with tons of building permits already issued this year, the outlook for the state’s affordability crisis is pretty grim.
The Mercury News
May 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Apple is pondering a major move into Northern Virginia. For comparison, state officials have pitched sites covering about half the desired size of Amazon's second headquarters and two-thirds the size of the Pentagon.
The Washington Post
March 22, 2018, 11am PDT
Though a handful of recent articles predicted "peak Silicon Valley," new numbers show the region is still producing lots of good jobs and attracting plenty of venture capital.
Bloomberg View
March 16, 2018, 8am PDT
The Onion burns Elon Musk in a totally fake news story (really) about a bad day for the billionaire.
The Onion
December 18, 2017, 8am PST
File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”
Business Insider
December 6, 2017, 11am PST
Microsoft is the latest tech industry titan to announce a major construction project in the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
November 30, 2017, 7am PST
Could development fights in the home of the biggest tech companies be avoided if cities just talked to each other?
The Mercury News
October 13, 2017, 10am PDT
The product of a single developer, San Jose's Santana Row is a pocket of urbanism in a sea of sprawl. But can it influence development patterns beyond its bounds, and should it?
Public Square
September 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
A lack of housing is responsible for an expected decline of the Silicon Valley's economic dominance, according to this opinion piece.
Bloomberg View
September 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Two economics professors from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley argue that the housing crisis doesn't just affect booming coastal cities. It's a national problem.
The New York Times - Opinion
September 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
NASA Ames wants to add a lot of housing to a 45-acre site at Moffett Field in the Silicon Valley. The new housing would give NASA employees more housing options in an expensive and impacted market.
The Mercury News
June 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
Mountain View is an expensive place to find housing, in part because of Google itself. The tech giant plans to do something about the housing crunch, for its employees at least.
The Wall Street Journal
May 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Tech thrives on connection, and America's west coast tech hubs are more connected than ever before. But Seattleites aren't in a rush to abandon their city's distinctiveness.
The Economist
May 5, 2017, 11am PDT
As usual, California's fastest growing counties were inland, far from coastal job centers. The big surprise was that the fastest growing city was an affluent Silicon Valley suburb that had been sued in 2012 by affordable housing advocates.
The Mercury News
May 5, 2017, 9am PDT
With so much attention paid to the nation's housing crisis, it's still important to keep an eye on other kinds of uses. The office market is full of surprises, like cheap office build out costs in a city infamous for residential gentrification.
Globe St.
April 3, 2017, 10am PDT
America's tech capital might be great at innovation, but innovation in bike transportation hasn't been a priority. Perhaps that's starting to change.
Next City
March 22, 2017, 10am PDT
As an act of resistance, artist James Bridle used salt to draw a set of lines on a road that would, in theory, hold an autonomous vehicle in place.
Vice Creators
December 26, 2016, 11am PST
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has taken the first official step to find a train operator for the initial operating segment of the 800-mile project: connecting the Central Valley to the Silicon Valley, with estimated completion by 2024.
Progressive Railroading