Monocle's favourite cities combine small-scale neighbourhoods with green spaces, but not all cities were built with the right foundations for future growth and sustainability. We champion four urban innovators who see potential in derelict spaces and find creative approaches to make some of the world's more challenging neighbourhoods bloom into richer and more pleasant places to stay. — Monocle
Monocle selects best urban farms and gardens from projects in London, Chicago, Osaka and New York. Our friend and senior editor Heather Ring's collective Wayward Plant Registry's Physic Garden makes the list. Hear and watch Heather speak!