Focused Series »

Indo-European Origins
Siberia
Northern California
The Caucasus
Imaginary Geography
Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: urban intensification

Anti-Urbanization and Economic Irrationality in Silicon Valley

By Martin W. Lewis | March 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

The previous post noted that opposition to urban intensification has negative economic as well as environmental repercussions. Such consequences, are experienced in and around all of the thriving cities of the United States, but nowhere more than in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here, the economic and technological marvel of Silicon Valley is fettered by outrageous housing costs that are …

Anti-Environmental Environmentalism in California’s Bay Area, Part II

By Martin W. Lewis | March 9, 2012 | 6 Comments
Trulia Palo Alto Real Estate Prices Map

As the previous post noted, the new environmental consensus calls for urban intensification to reduce of greenhouse gas emissions and preserve rural landscapes. In the San Francisco Bay Area, such an ideal has been widely embraced in principle by both leading environmental groups and regional associations. The 2007 housing report by ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, opens by …

Anti-Environmental Environmentalism in California’s Bay Area

By Martin W. Lewis | March 8, 2012 | 6 Comments

The previous GeoCurrents post ended on a controversial note, contending that although the wealthy suburban communities of the San Francisco Bay Area seem decidedly liberal, they actually embrace highly conservative policies at the local level. Before I attempt to validate this claim, a word of warning is in order. The entire issue is muddied by terminological imprecision, and even more …

?php get_sidebar(); ?>