Branden Klayko

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Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
Louisville has its second inductee in two years into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. Broken Sidewalk contributor and local architect Steve Wiser will be presented with the honor later this year at the AIA’s annual conference...
Last Fall, I was asked by real estate publication Curbed which street in Louisville was the most culturally significant. I wondered about Bardstown Road and Fourth Street, but in the end West Main Street captured my imagination more than...
(Editor’s Note: As you’ve likely noticed, Broken Sidewalk has been sidelined for several months. Last Spring, I was diagnosed with Leukemia and immediately went into treatment. As editor of the site, I kept publishing as long as I could,...
On Friday, September 16, the world celebrated Park(ing) Day 2016, a single day where individuals and groups take over parallel parking spaces, transforming them into miniature parks called "parklets." The idea is simple: explore how we use—or rather how...
If you're walking along First Street in Downtown, be sure to check out a new streetscape at First and Gray streets, currently awaiting its finishing touches from Jefferson Community & Technical College. Like any good infrastructure project, the neckdowns at...
Earlier this week, we took a look at an old editorial from 1955 calling for the bombing of Downtown Louisville to make way for modern development that would accommodate the automobile. It turns out, Louisville did, in a way,...
Louisville will have to wait another year for its planned bike share system. While the city's bike and pedestrian department, Bike Louisville, continues to make progress building bike lanes and neighborways, Coordinator Rolf Eisinger told Broken Sidewalk that the...
The Land Development & Transportation Committee of the Louisville Metro Planning Commission will hold its next meeting at 1:00p.m. on Thursday, August 11 at the Old Jail Courtroom, 514 West Liberty Street. Three items are on the agenda: two sprawling developments...
Bike Louisville is busy building the city's bike network into a connected grid of bike lanes and neighborways that will help Louisville cyclists better navigate the city—or perhaps encourage a few more to take to two wheels. Just take...