This site shares things I, Tom Davis of Houston Texas, learned while being part of the planning, project management and construction of public spaces. I have been part of constructing more of them than planning and design so you will find the focus here more toward that view.
I also included locations that are unique or contain new approaches to activating a public space. If you were involved in the development, construction or maintenance of one of these spaces and want credit given to you and/or your company then let me know. Email tom[at]davis360.com.
My hope is you will find ideas here that help you build something that is an escape from, but inside, the concrete, stone and glass canyons of your urban space.