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Waterfront Toronto

The Best New International Parks

Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest

Flickr user: stannate

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Flickr user: marco_ask under a Creative Commons Licence

The Best and Worst of the World's Central Plazas and Squares

A pair of slideshows illuminating what makes a public gathering space work and what doesn't

Flickr user: "Arthur Chapman" under a Creative Commons License

North America's Most Welcoming Welcome Signs

Whether it's a fun slogan or an unusual design, these signs help their towns stand out

Flickr user: "raindog" under a Creative Commons License

Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

Fairmount Park in Riverside, Calif. (Courtesy APA)

Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces for 2011

30 examples of great places in American cities from the American Planning Association

Flickr user gsgeorge, licensed under Creative Commons

Descendants of the High Line

Four urban elevated railroad parks in progress

Courtesy Waterfront Toronto

9 Cool Projects Under Freeway Overpasses

Innovative ways to reuse the empty space beneath overpasses