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20 Outstanding Urban Designs That Would Make Any City Proud of Itself

Urban design helps define the character and beauty of a city and makes its citizens feel at home. That’s why urban planners try to bring some comfort and coziness to the streets and create curious constructions and concepts of public spaces that make life in the city more fun.

Here at Bright Side we’ve prepared a compilation of 20 of the most impressive ideas designers brought to life to make cities more enjoyable. Also at the end of the article, there is a cool bonus waiting for you!

1. The accessible joy of books is in this free city library.

2. 30 squats for a free subway ticket!

3. This infinite pier is a great place for a walk.

4. Pool noodles fit perfectly in this alley!

5. Get some rest right in the middle of Madison Square Park!

6. Here’s an open pool where you can watch movies on boats! How cool is that?

7. A subway car that looks like a football field!

8. Van Gogh’s Starry Night bike path

9.This invisible Moses bridge parts the water!

10. These light-up seesaws also play music when they’re in motion.

11. This bridge is structurally supported by balloons.

12. These illuminated cylinders display fairy tales!

13. This bus stop looks like an oven.

14. When the city is a big playground, you can play Scrabble on it!

15. Who said you can’t see stars in the city?

16. Thanks to the neon cover, you can even enjoy this skate park at night.

17. These giant teacup flowerbeds bring coziness into the concrete jungle.

18. What a great way to upcycle an old boat!

19. Cigarette bin at the pavement level — genius!

20. A free library at a bus stop

Bonus: You don’t need to be an astronaut to see the Moon at arm’s length — absolutely dazzling!

Do you have any cool urban designs in your city? Feel free to share them with us in the comment section below!

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