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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.

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I won't use this space often for such purposes, but I'm offering up a Spring special on consulting services. We have a short window of time that is open to help you move your project ahead in April or May. The first three of you that book time with me will receive a 50% discount on our normal day rates or the Main Street Makeover program. I'd urge anyone on the fence to take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Great uses of our day rates include:

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  • Quick, detailed site studies (coupled with numerical analysis) to give you detailed ideas on a site or project you're working on. Inquire and I can send you samples.
  • Reviewing/critiquing a form-based code
  • Speaking to groups about the benefits of walkability

MSM is a complete system that helps you move from idea to action quickly. It works over the full range of physical ideas, policy and even management recommendations.

If you're stuck and don't know how to move your walkable project ahead, or just want another professional opinion, please contact me directly at

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