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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.

Friday photo 2/1/13

In the world of planning today, all the rage is Tactical Urbanism. And rightfully so. Anything that gets people more involved and active in improving their communities is a good thing. More than ever, it's great to see how people aren't waiting around for a big plan to make life better today. Today's photo is an example of one of the precursors to Tactical Urbanism. In Vancouver, WA, this redevelopment around a downtown park allocated cheap space at ground level for farmer's market stalls and operations. Even better, the sidewalk had electrical outlets installed at a frequent spacing so that trucks and carts could use them on market days, or other times. Simple, smart ideas to enliven public space and our streets.

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Kansas City: Car City, USA

Kansas City: Car City, USA

Friday photo 1/25/13

Friday photo 1/25/13

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