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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 24–42.
Published: 01 June 2014
... is still a diverse, dynamic, incredibly interesting place to be to live to work to live. The day to day lives of most people are not affected by Google buses, techies, and the controversies blown out of proportion in the media. “We Out Here” is a portrait of people, as the slang saying which...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Rebecca Solnit An interview with writer Rebecca Solnit, about San Francisco’s ongoing upheaval during the tech boom. Topics covered include tech commuter shuttles (aka Google Buses), Silicon Valley, San Francisco’s history as a place where culture flourishes, and how the city is becoming an...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 62–67.
Published: 01 June 2014
... residents cannot help but create tension, especially against a background of skyrocketing housing costs and a wave of no-fault evictions. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Maps transit Google buses tech commuter shuttles commuting patterns Silicon Valley Bay Area San...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and regular folk who held down the fort for so long. But lest we fall into the us versus them trap that has plagued too much recent writing about San Francisco, con- sider a recent survey of likely voters in San Francisco that gauged attitudes toward the Google buses that have become such a potent...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
... haveheard that the cool city of fog and freaks is over and done with, run over by Google buses filled with techies who have no sense of community or history. At the risk of being very unpopular, I m going to tell you this isn t quite true. The Google bus which is what people in the Bay Area call the mass...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 76–86.
Published: 01 June 2014
... through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.76. 76 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Protests in front of tech company shuttle buses have made front-page news around the country, housing costs domi- nate...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 103–113.
Published: 01 June 2014
... city the most expensive in the coun- try with rents rising 10.6 percent over the past year, three times the national average. Techies are clogging city bus stops as they line up to wait for enormous private buses with blacked out windows to wheel them off to their desti- nations in Silicon Valley...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... firms now copy the approach. Today an armada of unmarked corporate buses cover twice the mileage of under-funded public bus systems to shuttle tech workers from the outer reaches of the Bay Area to their jobs in the valley. A map of their routes made national news and became an instant symbol of the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... and other industries further away; the eastern waterfront is being remade for offices and residences. Young and affluent digerati throng to San Francisco, and many take private buses (run by Google, Apple, and other companies) to their workplaces in Silicon Valley. Over the last couple of decades, the...