Business Insider’s title for their urban round-up is a little off – 15 of the most beautiful public spaces in the world, according to urban designers makes you think you’ll be seeing a dozen parks or outdoor malls. In fact what you’re getting is an overview of how insightful urban planning can transform a city center by considering the greatest public good.
Some of these include:
Millenium Park, Chicago Illinois – 25 acres of prime downtown real estate that makes the surrounding area more valuable because it brings joy to the public.
Borehamwood, England – A quaint but not spectacular town became more vibrant – and walkable – when automobile traffic was restricted.
Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Australia – This nondescript alley became a technicolor art experience when city planners allowed street artists to take over.