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Kevin Klinkenberg

Kevin Klinkenberg is Executive Director for the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority in Savannah, GA. He has explored his passion for walkable communities for more than 20 years. A Fellow with the Knight Program in Community Building through the University of Miami and the Knight Foundation and a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) since 1997, Kevin seeks the balance between the practical and the visionary in projects of all scales, from individual sites to neighborhoods to entire regions. He is a national authority on planning and urban design, and a frequent speaker and writer on anything related to the design and planning of walkalble communities. Kevin is a faculty member and Advisory Board member for the Form-Based Codes Institute. His blog Walking the Walk at kevinklinkenberg.com is one of the most-read urban design blogs, and he has a book entitled Why I Walk that will be published in 2014. His volunteer activities include serving as 2010 president of AIA/Kansas City and board tenure on the Urban Society of Kansas City, Housing Choices Coalition, along with numerous volunteer committees and groups. Kevin moved to the beautiful and walkable city of Savannah, GA in 2010, where he lives and rarely uses a vehicle.