12 examples of urban design that ought to be in every city

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Getting the designers involved in creating public spaces can be an intelligent move which allow urban spaces to communicate ideas and bring an element of fun which can help build communities.

Benches, bus-stops and boulevards can be transformed into art without losing any of the practicality and draw people to explore them and engage with their surroundings on a more abstract yet conscious level.

Cities that have embraced this intertwining or art and utility care about the people they serve and the message they are sending.

Check out these innovative installations that enhance public space.

  1. The bench and the flower bed

The public bench which is also a flower bed

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Source:section

2. The connected city garden

The eco-friendly Wi-Fi hotspot

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Source:mathieulehanneur

3. The fence that reflects the seasons

The reflective garden fence which changes appearance depending on the season

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Source:alysonshotz

4. The magical bike path

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Source:studioroosegaarde

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