James Howard Kunstler: The tragedy of suburbia. "In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about."
Humanity's future is the future of cities. Explore the crowded favelas, greened-up blocks and futuristic districts that could shape the future of cities -- and take a profane, hilarious side trip to the suburbs.
"The Peril of Hipster Economics," by Sarah Kendzior, Aljazeera, May 28, 2014 (regarding: gentrification) ["Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics." - How does public art operate in this system?]