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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.

Your Friday diversion


This mashup of historic London paintings and current street scenes is really fun. Sometimes the internet and technology is actually wonderful - how fun would it to be similar mashups of cities all over the globe, either by painting or historic photo?

Friday photo: 2/28/14: Where am I?

Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, Mexico: a cross-border comparison