The Tragedy of Suburbia

16 01 2013

‘The tragedy of suburbia’ TED talk by James Howard Kunstler

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centres of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what currently exists in America is a nation of places not worth caring about.

In this humorous but very serious talk Kunstler suggests we take a hard look at what our cities have become. Although this critic is aimed at American cities there are some lessons worth noting for us here in Australia.



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