San Francisco, a city of 805,000 people, is the second-most densely populated large city in the U.S., after New York City.
According to the San Francisco Animal Care and Control, about a fourth to one-third of all San Francisco households have at least one dog, for an estimated population of 120,000 to 140,000 dogs living in the city. That’s more dogs than the 112,000 estimate of city children.
Tourism has long been considered San Francisco’s top industry, but a new report suggests that the medical industry is now the city's top money maker. The San Francisco State study released earlier this month claims that employment in the health care industry in the city has grown by 10 per cent over the last decade. Contrast that to the declines seen in many other labor sectors especially since the beginning of the economic downturn.
Many of us routinely and deliberately share all manner of personal information online -- from family photos to friend lists to the exact date and time we've settled down to eat at our favorite restaurant. And many more of us, simply by virtue of browsing and shopping online, share our interests, tastes and spending habits. What happens to the vast amount of personal information floating in the cloud? Who has access to such information, and for what purpose? How worried should we be?
Last month a comprehensive workforce and economic study was released by four Silicon Valley workforce investment boards. Among other findings, the study highlighted that Silicon Valley is in the midst of a reinvention that will yield job growth as well talent shortages, while heightening challenges for tech job workers, especially older workers.
What are the specifics of the report? Why will there be talent shortages inspite of the increased job growth; and why are older technology workers more vulnerable?
What images come to mind when you think of public art? More than monuments, memorials and grand sculpture, public art is reaching out to engage its audience on a more human scale. How will this change how we experience art and what are some examples of public art that are setting the stage for what’s to come?