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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.

PRESS RELEASE: Architects Promote Walkable Communities Through Social Media

A new urban design blog,, recently launched, offering insight to the online architecture and design community to promote walkable communities. The site is operated by 180° Urban Design and Architecture. Kevin Klinkenberg, principal of 180° Urban Design, describes a walkable community as more than just a place to live. "A great community is accessible, vibrant, pedestrian-friendly and draws people together."

New Urbanism promotes neighborhoods where people can shop, play, dine, learn and even work, all within their own neighborhood.

For the full press release.

A City Aims to Revitalize, Reshape it's Downtown Core

Kevin Klinkenberg Writes About a Healthy Downtown for OneKC Voice