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May 2012

This street could not be more normal across America. It is Ohio River Blvd, Bellevue, PA.  

Kunstler's eyesore of the month May 2012     

This street could not be more normal across America. It is Ohio River Blvd, Bellevue, PA. There are many ways of understanding the failures of urban form in the USA, but the salient condition of these places always has one overarching feature: lack of decorum. It makes us a nation of clowns dwelling in a clown habitat. There are consequences. Note: nobody wants to be here outside of a car.

     Here is an urban street in another Western culture. Note the differences.

Kunstler's Eyesore of the Month May 2012

Thanks to Diane Dorney for “Bellevue.”

About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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