I nearly laughed reading this. Supposedly Federation Square, the great eyesore of Melbourne, has been voted the world's 6th best public square.
Federation Square one of World's best
This news article is based on this piece by the Landscape Architects Network.
Top ten public squares
The most striking thing with this article is that it makes claims about the World's best squares, but does not back that information with facts and figures. I predict that the writer isn't a melbournian as any of us will tell you that Fed Square is an eyesore.
How could someone come up with a list of criteria that uses math to assess the 10 best squares in the world?