City Design Reference Library

Open City Design Library

The City Design Reference Library is a free resource where you can quickly search for real-world examples of:

  • Urban streets
  • Urban spaces
  • Housing projects
  • Urban gridirons (rectangular grid of streets)

You can search for examples by numerical characteristics. For example, you can search for streets about 14m wide, or urban spaces about 2.3ha in size.

The library is also built into CityCAD, so you can quickly find real-world places that could help inform your design.