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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.

NRDC: Going car-free is the new chic in cities increasing sustainability in urban design

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This is an excellent post that reveals again how markets and market preferences are not stagnant - they respond to many variables. And, in this case, we see what might be a minor trend for now, but something to consider strongly for the future. Click the screenshot on the left to go to the post from the National Resources Defense Council's Switchboard blog: "Never mind the Prius – the new chic is going car-free entirely"

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Eco design compliments green sustainability to the skylines

A post from NRDC's Switchboard: Orenco Station found to have more walking, community interaction