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E-M:/ "Can America Survive Suburbia?" Speaker

Enviro-Mich message from "Molly K. Cole" <molly.cole@wmich.edu>

Title:  Can America Survive Suburbia?
Co-Sponsored by:  Kalamazoo College Biology, Kalamazoo College Liberal
Colloquium, Convening Our Community, Western Michigan University's
Departments of Environmental Studies and Geography, The Kalamazoo Nature

Center, The Sierra Club, The Kalamazoo Audobon Society
Date:  April 19th, 2000
Time:  7:30 pm
Place: Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College (corner of Thompson and Academy
Other:  open to public, no charge, lecture will be accompanied by slides

Background Info (from Kunstler's web site at:
James Howard Kunstler says he wrote The Geography of Nowhere, "Because
I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragiclandscape of
highway  strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked
cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment
where most Americans live and work. A land full of places that are not
worth caring about will soon be a nation and a way of life that is not
worth defending." Home From Nowhere is a continuation of that discussion

with an emphasis on the remedies. A portion of it appeared as the cover
story in
the September 1996 Atlantic Monthly.

Mr. Kunstler is also the author if eight novels including The Halloween
Ball, An Embarrassment of Riches. He is a regular contributor to the New
York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on
environmental and economic issues.
Mr. Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. He moved to the Long
Island suburbs in 1954 and returned to the city in 1957 where he
spent most of his childhood. He graduated from the State Univerity of
New York, Brockport campus, worked as a reporter and feature writer for
a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone
Magazine. In
1975, he dropped out to write books on a full-time basis. He has no
formal training
in architecture or the related design fields. He has lectured at
Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of
Virginia and many other colleges, and he has appeared before many
professional organizations such as the AIA , the APA., and the National
Trust for Historic Preservation.He lives in Saratoga Springs in upstate
New York with his wife, childrens' book author Jennifer Armstrong.

For more information contact:

                        Heather L. Reynolds

Assistant Professor                     Adjunct Professor
Biology Department                    W. K. Kellogg Biological Station
Kalamazoo College                     3700 East Gull Lake Drive
Kalamazoo, MI  49006               Hickory Corners, MI  49060
616 337 7301 (phone)                616 671 2512 (phone)
616 337 7251 (fax)                     616 671 2104 (fax)

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