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Silicon Valley: Lessons in urban planning

The built environment of the Valley reflects nothing of the tech prowess and innovation that are driving the region's stratospheric growth.

A project such as the new Apple Park shows a blatant disregard not only for the citizens of Cupertino, but also for the functionality of the region.

ROBERT Metcalfe, an inventor of the Ethernet, once wrote: "Silicon Valley is the only place on earth not trying to figure out how to become Silicon Valley." Every year, hundreds of people, tourists and entrepreneurs alike, come to the Bay Area hoping to "see Silicon Valley".

So much so...

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