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February 15, 2012

[TED] 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.”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ZeXnmDZMQ

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4 Comments

  • utterly brilliant. I particularly love the ripping on Boston City Hall Plaza — “a public place so dismal that the winos don't event want to go there … every year Harvard and MIT have a joint committee to repair it and every year they fail to because they don't want to hurt IM Pei's feelings”.

    As a former Kiwanis member, I loved the cream chicken reference too!

  • I concur Tim, he makes a strong case for 'place'.

  • Blunt, entertaining, and right on as always. Gotta love Kunstler.

  • Blunt, entertaining, and right on as always. Gotta love Kunstler.

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