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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.

Recommended reads

A couple of good articles on the future of car sharing: Susan Shaheen writes about a couple of big barriers to entry for more universal use. Sarwant Singh writes about how quickly the notion of car ownership is changing.

Annamaria Andriotis of The Wall Street Journal has a (somewhat) nuanced view of owning vs. renting homes. I'd love to see their formula, as my guess is it's more skewed toward ownership than what is alluded to. For my own much more skeptical view from a few years ago, click here.

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