James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler, born 1948 in New York City, "moved to the Long Island suburbs in 1954 and returned to the city in 1957 where he spent most of his childhood. He graduated from the State Univerity of New York, Brockport campus, worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1975, he dropped out to write books on a full-time basis. He has no formal training in architecture or the related design fields.

"He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and he has appeared before many professional organizations such as the AIA , the APA., and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

"He lives in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York." Source: personal website. Also see Kunstler's biographical sketches.

In an interview with Kurt Olson at MIT he states "we have a railroad system that the Bulgarians would be ashamed of."[1]


  • Geography of Nowhere: The Rise And Declineof America'S Man-Made Landscape, Free Press; Reprint edition (July 26, 1994) ISBN 0671888250.
  • Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century, Free Press; 1 Touchsto edition (March 26, 1998) ISBN 0684837374.
  • The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of the Oil Age, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century, Atlantic Monthly Press (April 10, 2005) ISBN 0871138883.
  • The City in Mind: : Notes on the Urban Condition, Free Press (January 7, 2003) ISBN 0743227239.

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Paula Routly, "Global Warning," Seven Days, April 13, 2005: Interview with James Howard Kunstler.

Contact details

  • "[1]"
  • Post Carbon Institute Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2012.
  • Alliance for Wild Ethics Members, organizational web page, accessed May 25, 2012.