In the words of my friend Steve Magruder:
"I'm shocked and I don't know what quite to say. This is a terrible loss that leaves a gaping hole in our city and our hearts. Branden left such an incredibly wonderful mark. He made us truly proud to be Louisvillians almost by sheer will but truly with a lot of insightful authorship. There's so much to be said here. Very sad."
Branden Klayko of Broken Sidewalk dies after battle with leukemia, by Joe Sonka (Insider Louisville)
Branden Klayko, founder of the local urban design and planning website Broken Sidewalk, has died after a yearlong battle with leukemia.
Since Klayko founded the website nearly a decade ago, Broken Sidewalk has been indispensable reading for Louisvillians interested in the urban core of their city — whether that be the latest development proposal, a historic preservation debate, the city’s approach to transportation, or strategies to reverse the proliferation of surface parking downtown. The reason for the website’s success and popularity was clearly both Klayko’s professional expertise on urbanism combined with his love of the city ...