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

As civic leaders and planners prepare for the 24/7, mixed-use urban core that is the new expectation of American cities, park design must evolve with these demands as much as any other form of infrastructure. These cities have positioned themselves at the top of our list for vibrant new park design.

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