11 Dec 2008
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James Howard Kunstler joins host Duncan Crary for the Victorian Stroll in downtown Troy, NY. During this annual event, the city evicts the automobile from the streets and 21st century people discover how pleasurable it is to explore this 19th century urban fabric on foot. Kunstler believes events like this are rehearsal for the times ahead when Americans will be forced to re-inhabit their small cities and classic main-street towns.
11 Sep 2008
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For this program James Howard Kunstler visits Colonie Center, a 1.3
million square-foot enclosed two-level regional shopping center located
in suburban Albany, N.Y. After more than $12 million in renovations to
this shopping center's exterior and interior, Jim remains as
unimpressed with this place as he was in the 1970s when it was first
built. Before entering the mall, Jim describes the heroic suburban
6-lane boulevard of commerce upon which Colonie Center is located.
Inside, Jim relaxes in one of the lounge areas provided for shoppers
and provides a brief history of enclosed shopping areas. Episode 30.
24 Jul 2008
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In this episode of the KunstlerCast, James Howard Kunstler continues his walking tour of one city block in downtown Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a classic Main-street American town. Along the way, he visits a major urban infill project and the results of the urban renewal schemes of the 1960s. Episode 24.
01 Jan 2008 View all related to China | green building | Local Energy | Local Water | post carbon cities | urban design
Chinese cities are experiencing explosive growth - much in the form of "superblocks" -- roughly 1km2 residential developments that can have anything from 2,000 to 10,000 units of housing in them --which are being built at a rate of 10-15 per day. This film is a case study of a proposed "ecoblock", which would be self-sufficient in water and energy.
06 Mar 2008
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In this episode of Kunstlercast, a listener from Columbus, Ohio shares the bad
news about two proposed downtown parking garages. Even though James
Howard Kunstler thinks the happy motoring scene in America is on the
way out, he explains how to design a better parking garage with
first-floor retail, a central lightwell and taller ceilings. The
Europeans have a better solution, though: the car club. With transcript.