James Howard Kunstler sometimes thinks of Baltimore, Maryland as the poster child for how cities are going to contract in this country and around the world as we enter into a new energy era. In many ways, Kunstler says Baltimore is a very damaged city, but there are some parts of it that are quite interesting fun and heartening. During this episode, JHK gives a virtual tour of B’more using Google Street view. Before zooming in, however, he takes a moment to appreciate the geography of the Chesapeake Bay system and to discuss the history and possible future of shipping in that region.
INSTRUCTIONS: Hover your mouse over the Google Street View windows below. Click the arrows on the window to move up and down the street. Click the window and move your mouse to change your perspective. Use the +/- symbols to zoom in our out. Click the box in the right-hand corner for full screen view. Specific instructions are beneath each window.
Above: Use arrows to head north on Washington Pl. Click on screen and move mouse to change perspective.
Support for this program comes from the Congress for the New Urbanism, the nation’s leading forum dedicated to advancing
urbanism and promoting alternatives to sprawl. CNU’s 18th annual Congress,”New Urbanism: Prescription for Healthy Places”
will be held in Atlanta, May 19 – 22, organized with help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It will
feature 90 plus sessions, tours, and immersive experiences with world’s leading thinkers and builders of good urbanism,
and prominent researchers into the health impacts of how places are built, including the CD’s Dr. Howard Frumkin, co-author
of “Urban Sprawl and Public Health.” Register today, at: www.cnu18.org
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