Urban Planning and the Environment

The impact of suburbs on climate change

Friday, June 12, 2009

For the last twenty five years, America has built-up the suburbs. But now Americans are beginning to rethink whether these communities are environmentally sustainable. Joining The Takeaway is James Howard Kunstler, one of the urban thinkers gathering in Denver this week for the Congress for New Urbanism. He’s the author of "The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century."

"We have a railroad system at every level in this country that the Bulgarians would be ashamed of. We have to do better. And if we don't we're not going to be going anywhere."
— Author James Howard Kunstler on changing the American landscape


James Howard Kunstler

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Farai Chideya


Jen Poyant

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