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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.

Podcasts exploring The Messy City

Podcasts exploring The Messy City

At the close of 2018, I was fortunate to be a guest on two podcasts. I explored a range of topics with both hosts, but largely talked about the challenges our communities face today, the notion of a messy city - what it is and why it’s important - and balancing top-down and bottom-up action.

The first podcast is with Kevin Shepherd, who has a firm in Texas called Verdunity. Kevin is a civil engineer, and someone I’ve met in the Strong Towns and CNU worlds. His firm is doing great work pushing the envelope to bring new solutions to age-old issues. “Embracing the Messy City”

The second podcast is with Stig Terrebonne who has a relatively new podcast called “Human City.” I’ve not met Stig in person, but enjoyed our conversation and am honored to be in such strong company with his other guests.

I hope you give them both a listen, and support people trying to bring you thoughtful content on the internet and through the airwaves.

As we embark on a new year, I have a long list of upcoming posts that I hope will challenge and inspire you. Please feel free to reach out to me any time with comments, critiques and issues you wish I’d explore.


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