Utica, NY, #NoHospitalDowntown, in conjunction with Better Utica Downtown, request the interested public, media, and area leaders to attend a Tuesday, May 1, 6PM talk by noted author, James Howard Kunstler. Location is the Fort Schuyler Club at 254 Genesee Street. RSVP’s are appreciated via the #NoHospitalDowntown Facebook group’s “Events” tab.
Mr. Kunstler will offer his outlook on the “built environment” of towns and cities. Uniquely qualified, after intense study and writing; 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, megamalls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work.”
In his book, Home From Nowhere, Kunstler’s discussion continues with an emphasis on the remedies, a portion of which appeared as the cover story in the September 1996 Atlantic Monthly. Mr. Kunstler’s next book, “The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition”, was published by Simon & Schuster / FreePress, and is a wideranging look at American cities and abroad. Offered as an inquiry into what makes cities great, or miserable, and in particular what America is going to do with our “mutilated” cities.
Our groups have not overlyprepared Mr. Kunstler; having only spent no more than 30 minutes on the phone together and suggesting he read our groups’ websites and media stories surrounding the proposed new hospital. Please prepare for a lively presentation and discussion as we all await Mr. Kunstler’s review of the downtown hospital concept.
Media outlets may contact Brett Truett at (315) 7940401 for limited press interview times prior to, or just following the speaker’s presentation. Also plan to listenin to Utica radio stations the following morning, Wednesday May 2, asradio engagements have been set into motion.
You may gather more information at www.kunstler.com, for a complete bio, as well as connect with the author’s Facebook page by searching “KunstlerCast”.
Another event brought to you by concerned residents making-up the following groups, and who seek a new hospital at the St. Luke’s Campus, and not in the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood: