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Great Places in America: 15 exceptional streets, neighborhoods, and parks

Urban gems with personality that exemplify planning excellence Defining a "great place" suggests a hazy, "know-it-when-you-see-it" approach to categorization. But when it comes to urban planning and community building, there are a few characteristics—walkability, mixed-use buildings, public engagement, green space, community involvement, and cultural capital—that make it easier to identify streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces of note.
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