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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.

Off to press

A quick shameless announcement - my book, Why I Walk, is off to press today. It'll officially be available for your hands or your e-book reader in a couple of months. You can pre-order here or on Amazon.

Please also stay tuned to this site for some opportunities for discounts and contests. I'll also be doing some signings and events, which I'll do my best to keep up-to-date on this site. Finally, if you are interested in scheduling me to come speak/sign for the book or for any other purpose, please contact me at

Thanks to all for your support-


Friday: design matters

Thursday data: digging into the numbers and the market