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. 

Bringing Urbanism to the Forefront for a Sustainable Future

By Kevin Klinkenberg

Planners in the State of Michigan are quickly moving to the forefront of progressive planning initiatives. In response to a statewide economic crisis, planners and municipal leaders are embracing place-making as a mechanism to achieve a future sustainable economy. As a faculty member at a Form-Based Codes Institute training this week, I was extremely impressed with the level of interest and sophistication of the attendees. Clearly, this is a group on a mission. Led by the Michigan Municipal League, the range and scope of efforts is unmatched at a statewide level in the Midwest, if not the entire country. I applaud their efforts to bring the issues of urbanism to the forefront, and to educate their members on the latest techniques to ensure sustainable, quality places.

Downtown Blue Springs, MO Mixed Use
Downtown Blue Springs, MO Mixed Use