There are many options available for different types of cities such as Palisades, Stone, Marble, Wood, Sandstone and Asian. Templates for many different types of buildings have already been added to the game for players to be able to purchase and place where they want for easy customization. All players also have the option to locally create their own custom buildings and submit them to staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
Some different types of items currently created for customization include: banks, stables, parks, gardens, outhouses, arenas, mazes, taverns, moongates, healers, vendor shops, walls, guard towers, fishing ponds, docks, fountains, trees, doors/gates, roads, graveyards, bonfire, farms, vineyard, winery, crafter shops, benches, well, caves, gazebo, scarecrows, cathedral, crypts, dojo.
Roads - When planning the layout of your city consider where you are going to put your roads. There are many different various types of roads. Roads serve no strategic purpose other than beautifying your city. However, Rome became the premier city in ancient times because of the network of roads it had built. If you want to be a premier city on this shard you will want roads. There are two different ways to build roads.
You can purchase the roads with gold via one of the city stones in Britain. They come in deed form and once clicked can be placed by the mayor of any city. They are expensive. The second way is to have a crafter with the appropriate skills build your roads. This of course is time consuming as they require resources (stone) to build. So first all the stone has to be mined up and even once you think you have a hoard of stone will will have to battle the fail rate of actually building the road. There is however one main advantage to building your roads with resources vs. buying deeds. Should your city hall be destroyed you will not lose your road system. A new city hall can be placed and the road system will be intact. With deed built roads, you will lose everything. So you have to weigh the cons and pros of each and plan accordingly.