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Silicon Valley

September 22, 2020, 12pm PDT
Peter Calthorpe's case study of El Camino Real in the Silicon Valley shows the potential for affordable housing development in the land surrounding side right-of-ways.
CNU Public Square
August 20, 2020, 10am PDT
Highlighting the ways in which the pandemic’s disruption is unleashing innovation, panelists share their hope for streamlining public-private collaborations to solve some of the region’s housing, transportation, and equity challenges.
The Planning Report
February 23, 2020, 11am PST
With over $500 million in resources, the Partnership for the Bay’s Future is funding policy and affordable housing projects throughout the region.
The Mercury News
February 13, 2020, 8am PST
What began as Google buses, transporting highly paid engineers from San Francisco to Silicon Valley, has transformed into multi-company fleets serving white- and blue-collar workers in the 3,000-square-mile Northern California megaregion.
Protocol
December 6, 2019, 12pm PST
Google has laid the foundation for four large, and distinct, employment centers in just one city of the South Bay Area.
The Mercury News
September 5, 2019, 11am PDT
Northern San Joaquin Valley transit officials are eying a $100 billion Bay Area transportation measure to potentially fund a $1 billion rail tunnel for two commuter railroads to bring workers to the East Bay and Silicon Valley.
The Sacramento Bee
May 19, 2019, 11am PDT
A group has proposed a monumental tower to advertise San Jose and Silicon Valley to the world. The city would be better off focusing on its streetscape rather than its skyline.
California Planning & Development Report
May 18, 2019, 11am PDT
Google has expanded its footprint in North San Jose to cover 1.27 million square feet. Local officials are saying that the company's acquisitions ensure the long-term financial stability of the city.
The Mercury News
February 15, 2019, 10am PST
The Nuevo development will bring close to 900 homes and apartments along with commercial and outdoor space to a location near a Caltrain station.
The Mercury News
December 8, 2018, 9am PST
A $25 million operating deficit will inspire some soul searching, and structural changes.
The Mercury News
November 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Cities outside of the big coastal tech hubs have characteristics well suited for the high-tech sector.
TechCrunch
October 15, 2018, 12pm PDT
A conspicuous benchmark in the epicenter of the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
October 3, 2018, 10am PDT
In California, rent control continues to be a hotly contested issue at both the local and state levels.
Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2018, 9am PDT
A $450 million bond referendum will come before San Jose voters this November. Mayor Sam Liccardo promises it is "a necessary but not sufficient tool" to provide stable housing at an epicenter of the housing crisis.
Next City
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