The Geography of Nowhere

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Author James Howard Kunstler
Country United States
Language English
Genre Urban planning, Nonfiction
Publisher Free Press
Publication date
1993
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 304 pp (first edition)
ISBN ISBN 0-671-88825-0 (first edition)
OCLC 34355662

The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape is a book written in 1993 by James Howard Kunstler exploring the effects of suburban sprawl, civil planning and the automobile on American society. The book is an attempt to discover how and why suburbia has ceased to be a credible human habitat, and what society might do about it. Kunstler proposes that by reviving civic art and civic life, we will rediscover public virtue and a new vision of the common good. 'The future will require us to build better places,' Kunstler says, 'or the future will belong to other people in other societies.'

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