Mark Byrnes is a former senior associate editor at CityLab who writes about design and architecture.
Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest
Last week, we surveyed the designs of some of America's best new parks. Today, we cast our critical eye on international green spaces in order to learn yet more about emerging standards for design in the public sphere.
Varying in form and scale, these spaces stand out as some of the best new parks from around the world: