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James Kunstler


P.O. Box 193
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
UNITED STATES
Phone: (518) 581-1876
jhkunstler@mac.com
James Howard Kunstler is an author on urban, environmental, and economic issues. He wrote The Geography of Nowhere with the following motivation: "Because I believe a lot of people share my feelings about 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."

Home From Nowhere was a continuation of that discussion with an emphasis on the remedies. A portion of it appeared as the cover story in the September 1996 Atlantic Monthly. His next book in the series, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, published by Simon & Schuster / Free Press, is a look a wide-ranging look at cities here and abroad, an inquiry into what makes them great (or miserable), and in particular what America is going to do with its mutilated cities.

His latest book, The Long Emergency, published by the Atlantic Monthly Press in 2005, is about the challenges posed by the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other "converging catastrophes of the 21st Century." Kunstler is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine and op-ed page

Mr. Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948, moved to the Long Island suburbs in 1954, and returned to the city in 1957 where he spent most of his childhood. He graduated from the State University of New York, Brockport campus, worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone. In 1975, he dropped out to write books on a full-time basis. He has no formal training in architecture or the related design fields.

Focus: Cities, Culture, Democracy, Development, Economy, Energy, Environment, Migration, United States, Americas, Global

Link: http://www.kunstler.com/

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009

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