What do we want our cities and residential neighborhoods to look and feel like in the future? San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic John King leads a riveting conversation with two of our leading social critics and commentators on the benefits of — and challenges to — the New Urbanism movement.
John King is the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, a beat that covers architecture, planning, and related issues in the Bay Area. He has two weekly columns: “Cityscape” on Sundays focuses on individual buildings, while the “Place” column on Wednesdays explores the local landscape from a variety of perspectives.
James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler says he wrote “The Geography of Nowhere” “because I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragic landscape 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.” His other books include “Home From Nowhere,” “The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition,” “World Made by Hand,” “The Long Emergency,” among others.
Daniel Solomon was principal architect of the David Brower Center. A partner in the Mithun | Solomon San Francisco office, he has built a career around the concepts of New Urbanism. His long list of awards and personal recognition includes the Maybeck Award for lifetime design achievement from the California Council, AIA.