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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. 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