Public spaces, when designed well, make a great destination, draw the community together, generate pedestrian traffic and activity, and, let’s be honest, make for some excellent people watching.

Project for Public Space (PPS) is honoring the world’s best places and is currently taking nominations for Great Public Spaces.  PPS is not just giving out awards, they are “sparking a conversation” on what makes a public space great.  Do you have a favorite public space in mind that deserves notice? Simply follow the link HERE to nominate one – could be one that you might remember from travels or one that might be in your own town.

Some notable public spaces from around the world:

Plaza de la Constitución – Oaxaca City, Mexico | Credit: Steve Cadman
The Spanish Steps – Rome, Italy | Credit: Wooly Matt
Rittenhouse Square Park – Philadelphia, PA | Credit: R. Kennedy
Museumkwartier – Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
The High Line – New York, NY | Credit: Iwan Baan
Barton Springs – Austin, TX | Credit: Wally Gobetz