Sociecity visits one of three remaining Japantowns (Nihonmachi / 日本町) in the United States and talks with graphic artist Tamiko Rast about a public art project which has both ignited a flurry of local artistic work, and brought a community closer together.
Silicon Valley’s City Center is in the middle of one of the great innovation capitals of the modern world to be sure, but when it comes to sustainable development, the city has traditionally been a perfect example of what not to do. How does San Jose go from suburbia to eco-utopia?
At one point in American history, most cities had extensive privately owned and operated streetcar systems. Where did they go, and is there still a need or hope for re-building transit oriented developments in a smart, forward-thinking way?
A hand-picked cast of artists, curators, and technology tycoons form an initial working group for Silicon Valley’s ZERO1 Garage, with a goal to create a place where art and technology can ‘get it on’ in the garage. Find out how Silicon Valley plans to solve the world’s problems using art, science, technology and business.
Take a look at how low-income housing is working in San Jose’s “Martha’s Garden,” a half-industrial, half-bungalow neighborhood on the verge of gentrification, put on hold by city and developer economic concerns.