10 Design Cities You Should Know 2019

From Jakarta to Tulsa, these locales each offer a standout example of architecture, urbanism, or design.
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The Gathering Place, a 100-acre riverfront park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, opened last fall. Courtesy Gathering Place/Shane Bevel


Every year, Metropolis puts together an extensive list of exemplary projects and initiatives from around the world. Last year, that came in the form of “Powerhouse,” “Buzzing,” and “Inspirational” destinations. For this iteration, we’ve opted for something simpler: two cities from five major global regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America). The selections run the gamut, from artisan-focused manufacturing in Dakar, Senegal, to a revitalized Communist-era public square in Tirana, Albania.

For each article, scroll through the slideshow below!

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