James Howard Kunstler has written eight novels, including Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere, and The Long Emergency, countless articles, essays and blogs (www.kunstler.com) when the scene outside his window, on his street—on most of the cities and streets in America—caught his attention. “…the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work.”
A seasoned journalist, Kunstler continues to write for The Atlantic Monthly, Slate.com, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and the Op-Ed page where he often covers environmental and economic issues. Kunstler has lectured extensively about urban design, energy issues and new economies for the TED Conference, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Science and Technology as well as at numerous colleges and universities, including Yale, MIT, Harvard, Cornell, University of Illinois, DePaul, Texas A & M, West Point, and Rutgers University among many others.
Kunstler aptly describes his lectures as “stand-up comedy with some dark moments.” A compelling and forceful truth teller, Kuntsler will lay out a vision of a world dependent on cheap energy and approaching a devastating turning point – a turning point that will return the nation to a place where community matters, where neighbors gather and people build places they value.
Join the conversation on March 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Grand Maple Ballroom. Sponsored by the Transportation Research Center, the Center for Research on Vermont, the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, the Environmental Program and the Clean Energy Fund .
Photo credit Charlie Samuels.