12 Examples Of Urban Design Which Ought To Be In Every City

When designers are called upon to make a public space more comfortable, useful or rational — that is, when designers serve people — it can sometimes lead to fantastic results. We hope they’ll never run out of ideas, and will continue to make the world a more wonderful place in which to live.

A&D has put together 12 examples of urban design which it would be cool to see in every city.

The public bench which is also a flower bed

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The eco-friendly Wi-Fi hotspot

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The reflective garden fence which changes appearance depending on the season

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The glow-in-the-dark bike path in this park

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The pubic bench which you can turn over after it rains and sit on the dry underside

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These designs for a bench, staircase ramp and rain shelter

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The bench which is also a table

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The fold-out chairs which look like tulips

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And the alternatives to benches — public hammocks!

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The bus stop with swings

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These free public battery chargers for smartphones

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Two uses in one: it’s both a bench and a tree guard

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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