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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and website. I started blogging in 2007, and it has evolved over time into this. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Benefits of the Simple Grid for Great Walkable Places

Too often our historic cities and towns with their simple, rectilinear grids are the forgotten child of urban planning. In this podcast, and a recent article in New Urban News, Kevin Klinkenberg discusses why it's important to highly value this time-tested method of making walkable communities.


180º Urban Design Helps to Redesign Communities along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina

A City Aims to Revitalize, Reshape it's Downtown Core