By Greg Hanscom The prominent “suburban apologist” talks about how much he likes cities, how he loves to ride his bike -- and generally goes all Jane Jacobs on us. Wait, wha?
I wonder who is doing all the wishful thinking, the New Urbanists or Joel Kotkin.
JOEL KOTKIN: Lost Angeles: The City Of Angels Goes To Hell. Bad government will do that. And that’s what L.A. has.
What the New Urbanists take from Jane Jacobs is what nearly every other planner or urbanist working today takes from Jacobs regardless in what context they work: a set of pro-urban values. Love of the city.
Famed (sub)urbanist and San Fernando Valley resident Joel Kotkin has been spreading his unique brand of suburban boosterism in Forbes and the LA Times for awhile now. Now he's taking his show to New York, where he is answering NY...