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dscn4197BELOW, you will find our preliminary organizing principles and research questions into the project on the Silicon Valley green economy. CLICK here for more information about this project at the Center for Community Innovation and the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.

FIND BELOW:

* Research Questions

* Bibliography

* Webography

Contact:

aaronwilcher AT gmail DOT com (Aaron Wilcher, MCP student researcher)

smontero AT berkekey DOT edu (Sergio Montero, MCP student researcher)

Research Questions: Silicon Valley’s Economic History and Innovation Assets

* Social Networks (see Saxenian, Castells, Rhee, and Joint Ventures annual reports)
–leadership organizations and associations (Joint Ventures, SV Leadership Group [formerly Manufacturing Group]), American Leadership Forum
–industry associations (see Saxenian, 1994)
–neighborhood associations
–community organizing groups (People Acting in Community Together PACT)
–labor groups: South Bay Labor Council and Working Partnerships
–nonprofit and volunteer associations

* Industrial Development (Saxenian, 2 books; see also Walker, Rhee, and Benner; Castells, Pincetl)
–How did flex-spec evolve and diversify? Where does the Valley stand in relation to broader national and international materialist developments in industrial production practices: social networks, spinoffs, flexible employment? With what cities does it share economic-industrial development practices? (see O’Mara’s current work: Bangalore, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley)

* Labor Markets (see Benner, Zlolniski, Pitti, Alarcon, and Saxenian)
–evolution of flex spec and polarized income-wealth distribution
–migration patterns international and domestic-regional
–visa labor markets and illicit markets
–industrial relations: while high tech emerged unorganized, Working Partnerships has led some innovative policy initiatives and been a power broker in the Valley

* Geographic Factors (Spatial Political Economy) (see O’Mara, Matthews, Winner, Findlay, Pitti, Trounstein and Christensen, Rhee, esp. Ch. 4; in general, see Pincetl; see land use reports from the SVLG and Joint Ventures annual reports)
–Political economy of land use
–Stanford’s networks and the political economy of “cities of knowledge”
–in the context of the rise of the Sunbelt
–evolution of economic development factors
–Identify political regimes and their impact on land use and economic development (see especially Trounstein and Christensen; Rhee, Walker 2002, O’Mara)

* Economic Development and Regulatory Contexts (Pincetl, Saxenian, O’Mara)
–crossover with political economy of landuse and development, but specifically, how did city and state policy affect the economic development climate?
–“good business climate”?
–What kinds of policies lay the groundwork for “green economic development”?
–with whom has the Silicon Valley competed and with whom is it now competing (see O’Mara’s current work: Bangalore, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley)
–How have/will regional consumer practices influenced/been influenced by

* Environmental History (see David Pellow, Pincetl, Walker)
–the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition; Superfund sites
–how has the interaction of EJ, environmentalists, federal cleanup, and business corrections and abuses affected the political economic context for developing a green economy?

* Education Institutional Framework (see Saxenian, O’Mara, Walker, 2002; Findlay)
–community colleges, state colleges and research universities, Stanford
–How were these institutions both power brokers in the political economy of land use, but also engines for economic development with employment-education agreements?

* Finance Capital (see Saxenian, Castells)
–how did VC evolve and what did its presence do for the evolution of the Valley
–Can we place this VC market in the context of other global knowledge cities? How might these relationships change? How do these investment patterns model other places? Who are the players and what are their portfolios? Are the major finance brokers betting on other places? If so, how?

Bibliography

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Alarcon, Rafael Guadalupe. “The migrants of the Information Age: Foreign-born engineers and scientists and regional development in Silicon Valley.” Dissertation, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.

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Beers, D. Blue Sky Dream: A memoir of America’s Fall From Grace. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Benner, Chris. Staircases or Treadmills?: Labor Market Intermediaries and Economic Opportunity in a Changing Economy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2007.

—. Work in the New Economy: Flexible Labor Markets in Silicon Valley. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub, 2002.

Berlin, Leslie. The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley. Oxford University Press, USA, 2006.

Brook, James. Resisting the virtual life: the culture and politics of information. San Francisco  ;Monroe  OR: City Lights, 1995.

Brown, John Seely, and Paul Duguid. The Social Life of Information. 1st ed. Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

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Matthews, Glenna. Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2003.

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Nguyen, Vu-Bang. “Vietnamese-American Community Outreaching: West Evergreen in San Jose, California,” 2004. Berkeley Library Catalog.

O’Mara, Margaret Pugh. Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Park, Lisa Sun-Hee, and David N Pellow. “Racial Formation, Environmental Racism, and the Emergence of Silicon Valley.” Ethnicities 4, no. 3 (September 2004): 403-424.

Pellow, David, and Lisa Park. The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-Tech Global Economy. NYU Press, 2002.

Pincetl, Stephanie Sabine. Transforming California: A Political History of Land Use and Development. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Pitti, S.J. The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Americans. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2003.

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Rhee, Nari. “Searching for working class politics: Labor, community and urban power in Silicon Valley.” Dissertation, Dept. of Geography, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.

Saxenian, A. Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 1994.

—. The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy. Harvard University Press, 2007.

Scott, A.J. Technopolis: High-Technology Industry and Regional Development in Southern California. Berkeley; Los Angeles; Oxford: University of California Press, 1993.

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Shih, Johanna. “Circumventing Discrimination: Gender and Ethnic Strategies in Silicon Valley.” Gender & Society 20, no. 2 (April 2006): 177-206.

Siegel, Lenny, and John Markoff. The high cost of high tech: The dark side of the chip. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

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Trounstine, Philip and Terry Christensen. Movers and shakers : the study of community power. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982.

Turner, Fred. From Counterculture to Cyberculture. Stanford University Press, 2006.

Langdon Winner. “Silicon Valley Mystery House.” In Michael Sorkin, ed. Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City and the End of Public Space. 1st ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 1992.

Walker, Richard A. The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area. University of Washington Press, 2008.

—. Silicon City: The Evolution of an Electronics Mecca. Unpublished manuscript, 2002.

White, Richard. “It’s Your Misfortune and None of My Own”: A New History of the American West. University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.

Zlolniski, Christian. Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley. 1st ed. University of California Press, 2006.

Webography

Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities
http://www.bayareaalliance.org/

Building Partnerships USA
http://building-partnerships.org/

BVN San Jose 1975-2006
http://www.bvnasj.org/SanJose19752006.htm

b l a n c a ~ a l v a r a d o
http://www.blancaalvarado.org/mainpage.html

California Redevelopment Association
http://www.calredevelop.org

Central Valley Partnership
http://www.citizenship.net/partners/pan_valley.shtml

CJTC — The Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community
http://cjtc.ucsc.edu/

CommuniverCity
http://www.communivercitysanjose.org/

Conference Program SJSU Immigration Conference
http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/SocialSciences/socsci_files/Conf_program.htm

Opportunity Fund
http://www.opportunityfund.org

Enter the World of Eichler Design
http://totheweb.com/eichler/

green planning facilitation education
http://www.greenplanning.org/contact.html

Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC) UC Berkeley
http://issc.berkeley.edu/

Interview with Ted Smith SV Toxics Book
http://www.temple.edu/tempress/authors/1788_qa.html

Joint Ventures: The Index of Silicon Valley
http://www.jointventure.org/publicatons/siliconvalleyindex.html

Knowledge Cities
http://depts.washington.edu/kcrg/silicon.php

Leadership Institute | Urban Habitat
http://urbanhabitat.org/li

Manuel Pastor Presentations in pdf
http://people.ucsc.edu/~mpastor/presentations.htm

Margaret O’Mara – Home
http://faculty.washington.edu/momara/

Mysteries of the Region Knowledge Dynamics in the SV Paul Duguid
http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~duguid/SLOFI/Mysteries_of_the_Region.htm

Oanh Ha won a 2003 award for reporting on Mayfair
http://www.gradethenews.org/pages/SPJ%20awards03.htm

Professor Langdon Winner – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
http://www.langdonwinner.org/

Resources : SV Modern | Celebrating the Silicon Valley’s Mid-Century Past
http://www.svmodern.com/sv-modern-resources.html

San Jose Redevelopment Agency
http://www.sjredevelopment.org/aboutsjra.htm

San Jose Underbelly Cool historic al photos
http://www.sanjose.com/underbelly/unbelly/Sanjose/sjsigns/signs4.html

Santa Clara County Archives – County Clerk-Recorder (DEP)
http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/rec/agencychp/?path=%2Fv7%2FCounty%20ClerkRecorder%20(DEP)%2FCounty%20Archives

SiLiCoN vAlLeY dE-bUg
http://www.siliconvalleydebug.com/index.html

Silicon Valley Community Foundation – Publications & Research
http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/newsResources_pubsResearch.html#pubs

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
http://www.svcn.org/

Silicon Valley History
http://www.netvalley.com/svhistory.html

Silicon Valley History
http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~jones/shockley/sili_valley.html

Silicon Valley History Online
http://www.siliconvalleyhistory.org/

Silicon Valley Local History Resources
http://www.sjsu.edu/~jwhitlat/svlh.htm

Silicon Valley Online: Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance
http://www.siliconvalleyonline.org/

Silicon Valley Prospector: Economic Development Available sites, buildings, demographics, businesses and GIS mapping–
http://www.siliconvalleyprospector.com/ed.asp?bhcp=1

Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Network, connecting job seekers and businesses.
http://www.work2future.biz/

SJSU Communiversity
http://www.communivercitysanjose.org/

Somos Mayfair
http://www.somosmayfair.org/community.htm

Sourisseau Academy
http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/history/Resources/Sourisseau.htm

South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council
http://www.atwork.org/

Stanford Silicon Valley Archives
http://svarchive.stanford.edu/main.html

Sustainable Silicon Valley
http://www.sustainablesiliconvalley.org/

SVTC: Silicon Valley Toxic Tour
http://www.etoxics.org/site/PageServer?pagename=svtc_silicon_valley_toxic_tour

The Regional Advantage of the Silicon Valley and Its History
http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/regadv.htm

Thrive Alliance of San Mateo County Nonprofits
http://www.thrivealliance.org/

Transweb – Mineta Transportation Institute
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/mtiportal/index.html

UC berkeley Labor Center Leadership Schools
http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/leadershipschools/

UCB Guides to City & Regional Planning Research
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/cityguid.html

University of Minnesota Syllabus on Silicon Valley History
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~jbshank/syllabus.html

Working Partnerships USA
http://www.wpusa.org/

Working Partnerships USA Reports
http://www.wpusa.org/Publication/index.htm#ev

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