A Strong Criticism

From Diana Christopulos at the Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition:

Hollins University and the Darci Ellis Godhard Fund for Social Justice present “The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of the Oil Age, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century” with urban planning expert, social critic, author, and journalist James Howard Kunstler

  • WHEN:     Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 7 p.m.
  • WHERE:    Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
  • COST:       Free Admission

With a critical eye and a provocative, entertaining voice, Kunstler explores the sweeping economic, political, and social changes that will result from the end of access to cheap fossil fuels.

“Kunstler, like George Orwell, understands that being honest about the past and present is the only way to prepare ourselves for an uncertain future.”  —Professor David Ehrenfeld, Rutgers University

I’ll be there.  Kunstler has been an outspoken and harsh critic of urban sprawl and progressive design of public space, as illustrated by this presentation (warning:  Some of Kunstler’s language is as strong as his criticism, so be forewarned).