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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Friday photo 2/22/13

Regular posting will resume soon on more in-depth topics. For today, here's a photo of Lake Forest, IL. North of Chicago on the Metra line, the town center of Lake Forest is one of the original shopping centers planned for the car. And yet, it was still an era where public space remained important, and buildings were designed to form attractive streets. While these provided a transition to the car culture that was coming, newly-built places such as this have a far better design legacy than what followed.


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Driverless cars redux

Friday photo 2/15/13

Friday photo 2/15/13