James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler wrote The Geography of Nowhere to voice feelings about the tragic American landscape of strip-malls and ravaged cities. Home from Nowhere continued the discussion, focusing on remedies, and The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, took a wider look at cities here and abroad to see what makes them great (or miserable) and ask what we will do with our mutilated cities. Finally, The Long Emergency considers the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other “converging catastrophes of the 21st century.” James also has penned nine novels including The Halloween Ball and An Embarrassment of Riches. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, writing about environmental and economic issues. He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia, and many others and has appeared before such organizations as AIA, APA, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.