A Spokesman for Urbanity

A profile of Kevin Klinkenberg, Kansas City urban planner and architect, talking about his love for the city and the work he's done to make it a better place.

"Klinkenberg loves urban life in general. As a child growing up in southern Minnesota, he would spend hours poring over maps of the places his family planned to visit on vacation. He attended high school in Marshall, Missouri, before studying architecture at the University of Kansas. "I went into architecture school because I like cities," Klinkenberg says. "I didn't know anything about what an architect did.""

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