Monday, February 09, 2009


The following video is of a man called James Howard Kunstler speaking at TED conference. His topic is the failure of Urban Design in America. The fact that most of urban America is myopically designed is just that, a fact. And it's leading towards a horrible infrastructure mess, not to mention an UGLY mess. Kunstler uses an illustration in his talk of an American soldier, wounded in the war in Iraq, breathing his last breath, dying for his country and imagining the home that he's dying for. Let's hope the image in his mind is not of an ugly strip mall.

The following video is a little under 20 minutes, is motivating, funny and enlightening. Please, please watch it (the last quarter is the best and most inspiring part).

(if you're viewing this in Google Reader, you'll have to go to my actual blog to view this video)
My thanks to Kevin Buchanan of for originally sharing it.

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