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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.

Videos about place

Gracen Johnson has been creating some beautifully-done short videos about place and walkability. Her latest, Prosperity means Places, is a great example. Watch until the end as the last minute-ish is the best (in my opinion) with some specific, simple ideas. I enjoy how she connects two things that are repeated on this site often: human happiness and wealth creation.

Putting urban freeways in their place

Hopeful sign of the week

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