Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: SPUR’s Plan for High-Speed Rail
- Thursday, July 5, 2012 | 12:30 pm
- MLK Library (Lecture Room 255/257), 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose
- Free to the public
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This event will be held in San Jose.
California’s diverse economy includes two iconic and historically distinct economic districts: Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Yet the recent democratization of content facilitated by technology is challenging Hollywood’s traditional role as a tastemaker. A recent SPUR paper makes the case that the increasing integration of both economies is further argument for high-speed rail and a demonstration that California might be able to pay for the system on its own. Learn from Executive Director Gabriel Metcalf and Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan about SPUR’s proposal for self-funding high-speed rail as a way to connect Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
This event is supported by the City of San Jose.