Sunday, March 16, 2008

TED Talks - James Howard Kunstler: The tragedy of suburbia

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. Reengineering our cities will involve more radical change than we are prepared for, Kunstler believes, but our hand will be forced by earth crises stemming from our national lifestyle. "Life in the mid-21st century," Kunstler says, "is going to be about living locally."

As soon as I can I'm gonna put up a big "Future by Design" post. I'm really inspired by these amazingly practical and wonderful utopic visions!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know what Kunstler's background is, if he has any education or experience in this field, but his talk is entertaining and touches on many themes set forth by Andres Duany, the father of New Urbanism