“The suburbs have three destinies, none of them exclusive: as materials salvage, as slums, and as ruins.”

[My childhood home and personal corner of Suburbia]

That bit of wisdom from James Kunstler. Yes, the James Kunslter who seems to take so much joy from coming up with innovative ways to describe just how much he hates something. His vitriolic response, which continued to describe the suburbs as “the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world,” was evoked by a question from The New York Times Freakonomics Blog: What is the Future of the Suburbs? Continue reading ““The suburbs have three destinies, none of them exclusive: as materials salvage, as slums, and as ruins.””