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Beyond Boom and Bust: Where Is Silicon Valley Taking Us?

Our regional economy will evolve — but how? What potential problems should we be grappling with?

How long will the Bay Area's competitive advantage last? The Urbanist examines the boom-bust economic cycle and asks questions about the longer-term fate of our region. Where is the set of innovative clusters we call “tech” going to take us?

Urban Field Notes: Privately Owned Public Painting Spaces

San Francisco through the eyes of 21st-century flaneur.

I started making plein air paintings to get out of the studio and into the city. I wanted to visit locations that may not have iconic San Francisco views, but are still recognizable as San Francisco.