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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.

Envision Baltimore
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I love how the internet has democratized information. With the advent of blog and social media tools, any person or group who has a passion can advance causes or ideas in a thorough, professional manner. One of the absolute best examples of this is the Envision Baltimore newsletter that I receive every week in my inbox. An initiative of TND Planning Group, and my friend Stuart Sirota, the newsletter is a fantastic collection of articles, links and photos about urban design and planning issues. A good portion of it focuses solely on Baltimore, but there's always  a solid collection of items relevant to people anywhere.  On thing I particularly like - the newsletter focuses on the complete range of policy, management and DESIGN issues that affect a city and region. It always seems to take me several days to wade through all the information in just this one newsletter, while most others I see get deleted right away.

Check it out and sign up. Or - create one for your community. It's a great template for what urban activists in every city could do to be effective.

http://www.envisionbaltimore.org/

 

Shrinking Cites - what's the cure?

Shrinking Cites - what's the cure?

Messing with the NCAA tournament

Messing with the NCAA tournament

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