Urban design and planning involves the arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities, with a particular focus on public spaces such as parks, squares and gardens as well as infrastructure and privately owned spaces. Urban Planning shows off the most recent examples of public spaces from all around the world conceived by 30 of the most relevant world architects in this field. The volume illustrates the arrival of new resources, procedures and priorities to the art of designing public spaces.Maps, sketches, plans, explanatory text and numerous photographs provide thorough documentation . Cayetano Cardelús is an architect that lives and works in Barcelona. He has collaborated with booq Publishing editing other best selling Architecture books such as Green Architecture Today and Sustainable Homes.