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, 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.