James Howard Kunstler: The tragedy of suburbia (video)

May 17, 2008 at 10:16 pm 2 comments

Anthony, who lives in suburbia but who is a good sport about it, passes along this link to a James Howard Kunstler filmed in February 2004 and posted at TED. As that Web site says:

“In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about.”

Warning: Contains coarse language.

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  • 1. café de soirée  |  May 19, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    The Tragedy of Suburbia…

    I saw this video over at The Good City, a Fort Wayne, Indiana based blog about urban renewal and reclaiming our cities. If you have twenty minutes to spare, it’s worth watching. It’s a TED production, and the short description of this video reads:

  • 2. Daniel Nairn  |  May 19, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I wonder if BMW knew what they were sponsoring when TED had Kunstler speak.

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