Cafe Scientifique: Silicon Valley Growth and Gridlock? with Chris Lepe

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by Cupertino_Library

On Thursday, January 23rd, Cupertino Library starts our new series, Café Scientifique, a monthly series on aspects of science with local scientists and professors coming to speak  on the fourth Thursday of the month.  Our first speaker will be Chris Lepe, and his topic will be Growth and Gridlock? in Silicon Valley.
        Silicon Valley is one of California’s busiest and strongest economic areas in the state, thanks to the technology boom. The population is projected to keep right on growing over the next decades—which poses the problem: how can we balance growth, innovation and a strong economy without being stuck in increasingly stressful, wasteful and environmentally harmful traffic gridlock?  
The talk will be held at the Cupertino Community Hall next door to Cupertino Library on the Civic Center Plaza at 7 pm. 
Chris Lepe has worked on environmental and social justice issues for over a decade through his work as an instructor at De Anza College and San Jose State University (SJSU) and as a community organizer in the South Bay. Chris is engaging community and business leaders, elected officials, and the broader community in shaping the planning of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Santa Clara County.

Tagged: Environment, Silicon Valley, Traffic, Cupertino News, Chris Lepe, Conservation, Ecology, Economic Growth, technology


Will these lectures be available on the SCCLD Youtube channel?

Sounds like a truly awesome series of programs - that I can't make it to to attend all the way in Cupertino. Are you planning to publish any of the talks on Youtube? Do you have any current resources you can point me to that can be added to your post?


Hello LaurenJoan,

In general, our library system is actively working on adding videos of our events to our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/scclchannel). We have a committee that is exploring how we can do this in a targeted and effective way.

More resources to come!