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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.

Suggested Reading

Thursday, May 1, 2014:

More on the tiny house movement by Eve Andrews in Grist. My report last week on this here.

A follow-up to yesterday's post on Uber & Lyft, Feargus O'Sullivan writest about what Uber is running into for problems in Europe.

Rachel Smith implores biking advocates to get better data and not feel powerless. Money quote:

If we are really passionate about making our suburbs and our cities bicycle friendly and we want cycling to compete for government funding then we need to create action plans – or a little list – of the things that we can influence & control and ignore the ones we can’t. We can all get involved in collecting data – even if it’s only how much we collectively spend at a local café on our Sunday afternoon family bicycle ride. Because bicycle advocates all have a dream: we all want more people cycling and we all want to see our dreams come true.


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Another day, another flawed demographics study

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