Bend’s sharp growing pains over the past year can be felt at literally every corner of town. From increased traffic and homelessness, to parking challenges and housing price wars, Bend has come to an inflection point in its history. How did we get here? And more importantly, where do we go from here? Urban planner Kevin Klinkenberg suggests Bend could improve by becoming “messier.” Kevin will discuss the ramifications of the COVID era for planning and development and offer insights and suggestions for enabling sustainable, bottom-up change for the future of our city.