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SFA Wins First Smart Cities Award

Street Furniture Australia is honoured to be named winner of the Built Environment category at the inaugural Australian Smart Cities Awards in October 2018. These are the country’s first awards recognising leadership, best practice and action to advance the smart cities movement, evaluated by a seven-person jury chaired by David Singleton AM. The winners were announced at Smart Cities Week in Sydney, organised by the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand. Street Furniture Australia received the Built Environment award for #BackyardExperiment, an eight-day activation of Garema Place, Canberra, which took place in October 2016. It was a small project that made a big impact. By adopting a people-first approach and quantifying the impact of design, the method of activation became an international case study. #BackyardExperiment was one of Australia’s first …

  • 15 nov 2018
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All About the Award-Winning Smart Cities Project

Street Furniture Australia recently received a 2018 Australian Smart Cities Award for white paper #BackyardExperiment. The project was a collaboration between Street Furniture Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, with support from the ACT Government. The park was designed by Context. The judges describe the project as a “partnership driven and replicable approach to smart cities,” that quantifies the impact of street activation. Below is a project summary: The Numbers … Garema Place is a grey and underused area surrounded by cafe and shops in the heart of Canberra CBD. #BackyardExperiment brought colour, movable furniture, lighting and lawn to the plaza for eight days. Park designed by Context Landscape Architects. Street Furniture Australia set up three time-lapse cameras to capture data before and during activation. Weekdays and weekend days were compared. Data …

  • 15 nov 2018
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