Walking the Walk

Urban design from the front lines

Kevin Klinkenberg

Using urban design to make our lives more enjoyable and create wealth

This site is for all those interested in the making of cities and towns, and especially the lives of the humans that inhabit them. Kevin Klinkenberg is an architect and urban designer who's practiced from coast-to-coast. 

A quick ode to Jaime Lerner

A post of mine is up at The Wolfsonian's Power of Design blog about Jaime Lerner. Here's a sample:

Image by The Wolfsonian

Image by The Wolfsonian

“What would Jaime Lerner think?”

It’s a question I find myself asking often. Fortunately for those around me, it usually happens in my own head.

In the course of our lives, we find just a handful of people that make a lasting impression. Whether we know them personally or not, something about them leaves a mark that is indelible. Perhaps they gave a speech or wrote an article that sticks with us. It might be a project or work that really stands out, or even a personality trait. In some cases, it’s a combination of all of the above.

For me, Jaime Lerner is one of those people.