The exchange of goods and ideas among its citizens has brought about the growth of culture, trade and wealth. In this respect, public, open spaces in cities have played a key role in defining the social network. Squares, parks and avenues are a meeting point, a place where daily life is led, and where celebrations are held. They are also a distinguishing feature, a cultural landmark, a symbol of development and an evidence of a society’s vitality and its development. The projects offered in this book bear witness to the new variables that are now to be found in the most recent and outstanding works by architects and landscapers the world over.