Kunstler On The Fiasco Of Suburbia

James Howard Kunstler takes environmentalists to task for considering human nature something distinct from the rest of nature.
June 12, 2001, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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This thinking, Kunstler argues, leads folks to flee from "bad urbanism" to rural places, pushing the frontier of sprawl. What he urges is to make "American towns and neighborhoods magnificent places to live and work, and move downtown yourself, even if you haveto give up one of your mighty SUVs... The fiasco of suburbia, so acute and so damaging to our culture in general, has otherwise intelligent and educated people adopting foolish positions on our national land-use crisis. The most common is the idea that nature is the antidote for problems of bad urbanism."

Thanks to Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development

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Published on Sunday, June 10, 2001 in Orion Online
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