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?
Columnist Raymond Yeung examines how corruption, bureaucracy, and diversity have come together to form today’s Empire State, answering the question: how did the shiny star of capitalism come to this?