California Dreaming

As far back as the Gold Rush days, California has always been a magical place to the rest of the world, a place where things happened and the frenetic pace of change and progress an accepted fact of life. That only accelerated when technology companies, largely built by former academics from places like Stanford, Berkeley and USC, took root in Silicon Valley, triggering a revolution that still reverberates around the planet today. California has been a world leader in many areas for decades, but it holds the clear title for environmental awareness and activism, and that is translating into changes in construction that will shake the world once again.