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. 

Friday photo 2/22/13

Regular posting will resume soon on more in-depth topics. For today, here's a photo of Lake Forest, IL. North of Chicago on the Metra line, the town center of Lake Forest is one of the original shopping centers planned for the car. And yet, it was still an era where public space remained important, and buildings were designed to form attractive streets. While these provided a transition to the car culture that was coming, newly-built places such as this have a far better design legacy than what followed.