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. 

Picture of the day 10/4/12

Is this an Italian city, you ask? Perhaps Spanish? In fact, this scene is in Beijing, China. St. Joseph's Wangfujing Church (Dongtang Cathedral) along the bustling shopping street of Wangfujing, just east of the Forbidden City. On this particular night, the square in front was filled with a crowd of people dancing in unison. Originally built in 1655, the current version was rebuilt in 1904. In any case, one of the many stunning contrasts in this bustling city. It's a great example of public space, where it's needed.

Photo taken by Jamie Andersen

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beijing squarex