In James Howard Kunstler's speeches, he discusses how the physical constructions of structures have large social impacts in communities. He is a writer of several non-fiction books about the impending collapse of the oil industry new age urbanization.
Kunstler is a known critic about suburban development and fossil fuel consumption. His book 'The Geography of Nowhere,' propelled Kunstler as a voice on urban development.
In his book 'The Long Emergency,' he discusses how the oil crisis in America will force the country into living a smaller-scaled life style. Kunstler provides lectures about topics on suburbia, urban development and the oil crisis. He's hosted lectures at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges. Kunstler graduated at the State University of New York, Brockport campus. He was a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine.