Creating More Permeable Spaces
James Howard Kunstle Keynotes - The speeches by James Howard Kunstle reveal his intense preoccupation with suburban spaces. Kunstle...
He believes that the public realm of America has two roles including the dwelling place of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. By transforming public space into suburban areas, we are lowering the quality of our life. He sees a future in which the nation will not be worth defending due to its landscapes and wasted resources.
He argues that the country needs to move towards more permeable spaces, because as it stands today, suburbia is destroying society's understanding of urban and rural.