In Brief

Urban Places is a project that aims to collect a compendium of user-submitted photographs and descriptions of favourite urban spaces.

Splendid Urban Places is a very neat project set up by a Dan Hill, Russell Davies, and James Goggins that aims to collect “a compendium of user-submitted photographs of favourite urban places or spaces, ideally accompanied by a short description.” To this end, they set up A Flickr Group and have accumulated a fascinating pool of contributions.

The project description (and etymology) is most elegantly delivered by the below passage from William H. Whyte in his Social Life of Small Urban Spaces:

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