Please visit my blog, Whistling Past the Graveyard, for an e-mail Q&A with [URL="http://taphofiles.blogspot.com/2009/03/tapho-files-1-james-howard-kunstler.html"]James Howard Kunstler[/URL] on cemeteries and New Urbanism.
When I went to college in the 1970s to study journalism, covering meetings was among the first things we learned. When we got out of college, we cut our teeth on zoning board and planning board meetings -- indeed, covering a town meant covering every meeting in town. Meanwhile, the seasoned reporters often got the glamorous jobs of covering politics, the county board and other high-profile beats.
So, sprawl was left to the rookies and others still pretty unseasoned. While we did a good