Greater City Providence

AIA RI Lecture: A Discussion with James Howard Kunstler – April 1, 2009

196_kunjpgA Discussion with James Howard Kunstler
When Wednesday, April 1 6:30-7:30 Where Metcalf Auditorium at the Chace Center/RISD Museum
1 Learning Unit
Cost $10 for AIA Members / &15 for Non-Members / Free for Students

Join AIAri and RISD for a discussion with celebrated author and critic James Howard Kunstler on the root causes of the current economic crisis and how our chosen patterns of living affect the broad economic environment. Explore with us the destiny of cities, smaller towns and our connection with the rural landscape as economic, social and energy pressures begin to mount.

James Howard Kunstler is one of the world’s loudest critics of suburban sprawl and the impending fossil fuel shortage. Kunstler’s nonfiction series on suburban sprawl, new urbanism and the end of the cheap oil era includes: The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere and The Long Emergency. His latest novel, World Made By Hand is a fictional account of the issues raised in The Long Emergency. He is also the author of eight other novels. Mr. Kunstler has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and has appeared before many professional organizations, such as the AIA, the APA, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Sponsored by Donald Powers Architects, AIAri and RISD

RSVP by March 30 401-272-6418

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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