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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.

New Urbanism Promotes Green, Walkable Communities


St. Charles, MO

Listen to Kevin Klinkenberg, Principal of 180° Urban Design, talk about one of the most common desires for neighborhoods which is to create or revitalize walkable communities. As cities are becoming more proactive to build walkable communities, they are turning to a new zoning tool known as form-based codes, a method of regulating development to achieve a specific urban form. He goes on to discuss 180°’s projects throughout the country to show cities how to use form-based codes. Two cities in particular include downtown Colorado Springs, CO and Cheyenne, WY.

Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne Wyoming

Colorado Springs, CO

Aerial View of Downtown Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Kevin Klinkenberg, AIA, on Form-Based Codes: Key Elements and Common Pitfalls Click to Download PDF:

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