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 wife, daughter, and 2 cats.
I grew up in the suburbs in northeastern Indiana. I studied in Geography at Indiana University, and moved to Indianapolis after graduating in 1999. Interest in urban neighborhoods came slowly for me. 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.