Another TechCrunch Disrupt has come and gone. And once again we’re back to waiting in our traffic jams, overpaying for our lunches, and commuting to and from our siloed campus companies.
Or we fly into old-looking airports and overpay for hotels.
Is this the urban architecture of the future?
Could public goods offered in places like Singapore and Shanghai (or even New York) make The Valley cheaper, even more creative and attract more money?
For the last 3-4 years, my colleagues and I have analyzed ways of improving urban agglomerations like Silicon Valley (and its proto-valley cousins abroad).
We all know – thanks to the likes of Richard Florida, John Kasarda & Greg Lindsay and Edward Glaeser — that denser cities bring advantages than spread-out valleys can’t.