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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.

Kevin and New Urbanism profiled in the new 'Best Of' issue for The Pitch


Thanks to David Martin and The Pitch for profiling me. The article focuses mainly on my efforts to get all of us to see the places we live as more than just part of a drive-through world. I'm delighted and flattered with how it turned out and the emphasis they gave to the new urbanism movement. I'm just one person in a big effort attempting to help places realize their community can be more than just where people live and work, but where they want to live and work . Link to the full story here or click the screenshot.

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Path to Prosperity: One-story buildings, built in an urban fashion

Path to Prosperity: One-story buildings, built in an urban fashion