Renaissance or Long Emergency? A Debate on the City’s Future
Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7–9 pm
Climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity pose a real threat to urban life. Can big cities meet these challenges through technology and good planning, or are they doomed? A no-holds-barred debate between suburban critic James Howard Kunstler (Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency) and James S. Russell, author of the just-released The Agile City: Building Well Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change. Firmly moderated by Bloomberg Businessweek senior editor Diane Brady.
Photo: courtesy Charles Montgomery