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Efforts to bring a uniform permitting process to the Golden State will go back to the drawing board.
But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.
The next round of the contest will look at how the city can improve the way it orders evacuations ahead of serious flooding.
A new partnership in San José plans to distribute free mobile hotspots to 1 million low-income students over five years.
Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement will likely speed up the push to embrace self-driving cars in the sustainability-minded and tech-oriented California city.
“There’s no funding. And, so, that’s a problem,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told a U.S.Senate Committee on Wednesday.
The mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids and San José join us to discuss equity and resiliency and land use challenges in their cities.
North San José—and the rest of Silicon Valley—is full of office parks sitting in seas of parking lots, creating a tough environment to improve planning approaches.
“[T]here’s no question we can’t rely on Washington, D.C., to lead if we are going to make any progress toward our climate goals,” San José Mayor Sam Liccardo said.
On major infrastructure investments, “state and local leaders face strong incentives towards inaction,” the managing director of the Stanford Global Projects Center writes in a guest article.
, Special to Route Fifty
Liccardo’s city is a “platform” for partnerships that drive smart city innovation.
Previous attempts to allow the use of speed cameras in the Golden State have failed. But advocates, including leaders in San Francisco and San José, are hoping to change that.
Three simultaneous pilots testing affordable broadband technology in tens of thousands of homes is what’s envisioned in the heart of Silicon Valley.
A pilot project aimed to find ways to make a free, large-item pickup program more effective.
Streetlights and public art were just a few items to be budgeted.
Faster removal of visual blight for less money is the goal of a new competition open to entrepreneurs and students.
The Participatory Budgeting Project recently won an award for its work in New York City, while Every Voice Engaged preaches an alternative method of market research.
Did California’s aspiring “Demonstration City” discover a better model for universal broadband access?
Tired of leading from behind, Silicon Valley’s capital plans to leverage its location and public-private partnerships to outcompete its municipal competition.
If San Jose can’t afford its basic public services, what city can?
, The Atlantic
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