Week 7 / In many cases lots of architect and city developers thought about 'Planned' park, plaza, public areas. One of the possible and simple answer about "why some plazas work and others not?" is supplies before enough demand.
Cities have amazing varieties of block shapes and sizes that give place a distinct character. The artist from Things Organized Neatly highlights these patterns by deconstructing street maps into piles of city blocks organized by size.