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Kevin Kastner

I’m the creator and administrator for Urban Indy.  I ride the bus to work occasionally from the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood, where I live with my family.

I grew up in the suburbs in northeastern Indiana, and studied in Geography at Indiana University.  I moved to Indianapolis after graduating in 1999.  Interest in urban neighborhoods came slowly.  My first slice of city life took place in the year 2000, when I lived in a duplex at 49th and College.   I came to appreciate meeting nearby neighbors,  and relished in the opportunity to walk in every direction, just for the heck of it.

I believe that Indianapolis has evolved in a mostly positive direction since moving here, but that it deserves more voices encouraging it to move in a direction that encourages urban living.   I was fortunate to welcome along other congenial bloggers, with the goal of having a greater impact on urban redevelopment efforts.  I can be reached at kevin dot kastner at gmail dot com.