Urban planning expert/critic James Howard Kunstler will be talking about sustainability in the Capital Region February 10 as part of the Stakeholders' Sustainable Communities Institute.
Kunstler, who lives in Saratoga, was recently ranked #12 all-time on a list of urban thinkers. He has strong opinions about what makes sustainable communities -- and doesn't hesitate to share them. His books mourn the effects of urban sprawl and warn of future catastrophe. As part of the "Eyesore of the Month" feature on his web site, he recently wrote of the St. Louis train station: "... an utterly bewildering piece-of-sh*t shoehorned under a bunch of freeway ramps behind a UPS depot parking lot. Where's the Prozac dispenser?" And on his podcast, he more-or-less jumped Harry Tutunjian about the redevelopment of Troy's city hall.
All this is to say the talk will probably not be boring. It starts at 6 pm on February 10 at the Opalka Gallery on the Albany campus of the Sage Colleges. It's free -- but you have to RSVP by February 3: firstname.lastname@example.org.
photo via JHK
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