Kunstler: Mudslinger Or Expert?

The Christian Science Monitor profiles James Kunstler, and points out his interesting contrasts -- from gadfly to urban planning expert.
February 22, 2002, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Depending on whom you ask, [Kunstler] is a breath of fresh air or a mudslinger, but everyone who knows his work acknowledges his power to wake up a crowd... Kunstler believes in an ordered universe full of hidden patterns and rhythms that civilizations render visible by producing lasting, well-proportioned architecture. "Neurologically, people have a need to feel oriented," he says, "to know where they are, not just in terms of a compass and not just in terms of geography, but in terms of their culture and history. To be informed about where they're coming from and to have some glimpse towards a hopeful future."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Thursday, February 21, 2002 in The Christian Science Monitor
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