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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.

Suggested reading

Recent pieces that caught my eye:

Chicago exemplifies how NOT to do food truck regulations.

Los Angeles has a great "make your own parklet" program and guidebook. Your city can do this, too.

A very encouraging approach to subsidized housing is evolving in London, thanks to the Peabody Trust. Money quote: 

“George Peabody always said that being commercially-minded was the key to surviving,”

KK comment: We need much, much more of that mindset in the world of housing.


Don't worry, be happy

Seen around Seaside