|James Howard Kunstler|
Novelist │Urban Planning Advocate │Journalist │Social Critic
The author of eight novels and countless articles and essays, Kunstler is best known for his now-classic works in the literature of urban planning and suburban critique: The Geography of Nowhere and Home From Nowhere. His more recent writings on sustainability and the environment include The Long Emergency, which explores issues of social change, community design and the economics of sustainability through the lens of increasing energy costs and natural resource depletion, and Too Much Magic, which analyzes the various technologies being suggested as magic bullets to the energy crisis. With vision, clarity and a pragmatic worldview, he argues that the time for magical thinking is over and the time to roll up our sleeves and get to work with our neighbors is at hand. Publisher’s Weekly says, “With characteristic curmudgeonly enthusiasm, Kunstler brilliantly if belligerently shows us what a pickle we’re in and how inept we are at dealing with it.” Mr. Kunstler has delivered incisive lectures (which he aptly describes as “stand-up comedy with dark moments”) about urban design, energy issues and new economics to audiences in North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, including the TED Conference, the Aspen Institute’s Environmental Forum, American Institute of Architects, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, sustainability groups, commercial developers, and architecture firms, as well numerous universities such as Yale, MIT, Harvard, West Point, Rice, Rutgers, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, and many others.
Selected Books: Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, Too Much Magic
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