Noted urban planner will visit Tacoma April 23

Local Life Tacoma and Exit133 have partnered to bring James Howard Kunstler, urban planning advocate, social critic, journalist and novelist, to Tacoma on April 23, 7:00pm, at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts’ Theatre on the Square. This event is sponsored by Veritas Mortgage, Embellish Salon, the University of Washington Tacoma Urban Studies Department, Boe Architects, the University of Puget Sound Politics & Government Department, BCRA, and The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Student ticket prices are made possible through the support of the City of Tacoma.
James Howard Kunstler is the author of seven novels and countless articles and essays including The Geography of Nowhere and The Long Emergency. Geography earned much attention and praise, launching him into the spotlight as a commentator on America’s hapless urban planning. Mr. Kunstler has lectured extensively about urban design, energy issues and new economies for The TED Conference, Google, American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the International Council of Shopping Centers, The National Association of Science and Technology and other professional organizations as well as at numerous colleges and universities.
Mr. Kunstler describes his lectures as “stand-up comedy with some dark moments.” His audience knows he is dependably acerbic, witty, well-read and exceedingly alert, drawing from a tremendous store of hard facts and idealism that ends on a good note: well-earned and reasoned hope.
Mr. Kunstler will tour Tacoma and be speaking specifically to the city within the larger framework of his life’s work. After the lecture, he will sign books in the lobby. Books will be available for sale from King’s Books. For more information and tickets, contact the Broadway Center Box Office by phone at (253) 591-5894, visit in person at 9th & Broadway or any time online at
For more information, visit the following:

1. Local Life Tacoma

2. Exit133

3. James Howard Kunstler