Governing a city of unicorns: technology capital and the urban politics of San Francisco

@article{McNeill2016GoverningAC,
  title={Governing a city of unicorns: technology capital and the urban politics of San Francisco},
  author={D. McNeill},
  journal={Urban Geography},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={494 - 513}
}
San Francisco is now widely considered to be the most important city in the world for the location of new technology start-up firms, especially high valuation “unicorns,” and is increasingly seen as both a locational and metaphorical extension of Silicon Valley. In this paper, I trace some of the political strategies and tensions that have accompanied the city’s prominence in this area, and in particular the distinctive role of technology and venture capital in the political economy of urban… Expand
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