Why Technology is Driving More Urban Redevelopment

By Mark Suster
Published: July 31, 2012
The Urbanophile

Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Franciscoand thought about the trend it portends. For those not familiar with the local geography, Palo Alto is the north end of what most consider “Silicon Valley” although nobody local calls it that. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco.

Palo Alto is home to Stanford. It is the birthplace of Hewlett Packard. And Facebook. It is adjacent to Mountain View, home to Google. Further to the south are the legendary companies of Cisco, Apple, Intel, eBay, Yahoo!, Juniper and countless others.

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