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Tech spurs Silicon Valley housing market growth

As the rest of the country grapples with foreclosures, Silicon Valley’s real estate market continues to grow. Home prices are expected to surge further following Facebook’s initial public offering last week, which will result in a slew of new millionaires looking to upgrade their homes in the coming year.Duration: 01:55
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Metropolitan Growth Planning in California, 1900-2000

Metropolitan Growth Planning in California, 1900-2000

Elisa Barbour’s Metropolitan Growth Planning in California, 1900-2000 traces the history of regional planning and growth management in California. Focusing on transportation, land use, and environmental planning, Barbour divides the state’s reform efforts into three distinct waves: the consolidation of planning activities under central city governments; the fragmentation of those activities during post-World War II suburbanization; and recent attempts to reintegrate them without changing the fundamental structures of political authority. Barbour also assesses the state’s current prospects for growth management at the regional level. She concludes that effective regional planning will require active support from Sacramento, largely because t

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Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970 (Inside Technology)

Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970 (Inside Technology)

In Making Silicon Valley, Christophe Lécuyer shows that the explosive growth of the personal computer industry in Silicon Valley was the culmination of decades of growth and innovation in the San Francisco-area electronics industry. Using the tools of science and technology studies, he explores the formation of Silicon Valley as an industrial district, from its beginnings as the home of a few radio enterprises that operated in the shadow of RCA and other East Coast firms through its establishment as a center of the electronics industry and a leading producer of power grid tubes, microwave tubes, and semiconductors. He trac

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Selling the City: Gender, Class, and the California Growth Machine, 1880-1940

Selling the City: Gender, Class, and the California Growth Machine, 1880-1940

Between 1880 and 1940, California cities were in the vanguard in creating comprehensive city plans and zoning ordinances that came to characterize modern American city growth. This book reveals the means by which property-owning middle-class women achieved entry into the male-dominated sphere of urban planning. It suggests that women in California were not excluded from public life. Instead, they embraced the middle-class ideology of propertied self-interest and participated to the fullest extent possible in the urban struggle for regional dominance that shaped this period of western history. Likewise, as urban historians have presented this story as essentially male, this work suggests that although California’s urban elite often maintai

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Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism

Writer-historian Rebecca Solnit and photographer Susan Schwartzenberg survey San Francisco’s transformation — skyrocketing rents that are driving out artists, activists, nonprofit organizations and the poor; the homogenization of the city’s architecture, industries and population; the decay of its public life; and the erasure of its sites of civic memory.Reporting from the front lines of gentrification in San Francisco, Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg sound a warning bell to all urban residents. Wealth is just as capable of ravaging cities as poverty.

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Obama Talks Tax Cuts, Job Growth

At an electric vehicles plant, President Obama talked about economic growth and slammed Republicans for opposing growth policies he says are working. (July 8)
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