White Paper: #BackyardExperiment

#BackyardExperiment

60 movable seats. 8 days. 1 location.

Time-lapse footage from the #BackyardExperiment pop-up park in Garema Place, an underused thoroughfare in Canberra’s CBD, has revealed stunning findings about the power of small interventions to transform public space.

A 10-Minute Documentary (below) and White Paper are available now.

image

Download the FREE White Paper: #BackyardExperiment (49 pages, 8MB)

Before #BackyardExperiment, 97% of visitors passed through the grey, hard Garema Place without stopping. The project softened the space with colour, lawn, seating and light, and, in just eight days,

Visitor numbers almost doubled.

Street Furniture Australia partnered with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the ACT Government, In the City Canberra, landscape architecture firm Context and a host of suppliers and community volunteers to make the project happen.

See how together the team increased dwellers by more than 200%, and attracted significantly more children, families, couples, seniors and social groups – by up to 780%.

Watch the 10-Minute Documentary, and download the #BackyardExperiment White Paper for the full, game-changing results.

Lighting and yarn bombing makes #BackyardExperiment feel safe at night. Photo: Jackie Chan, WE-EF

Lighting and colour make #BackyardExperiment feel safe at night. Photo: Jackie Chan, WE-EF LIGHTING

 

Activate your space with our Pop-Up Furniture Range, proven to grow foot traffic in Canberra’s CBD by nearly 200%.

Download your FREE handbook of powerful yet simple ways to activate your unloved spaces, backed by our #BackyardExperiment research.

button-pop-up-brochure

Media are invited to view the official press release, or email editor@streetfurniture.com for image selections and further information.


make an enquiry

Opening hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

enquire now

recent news

NEW Litter Solutions Handbook

A comprehensive one-stop guide to litter solutions. Featuring new designs, easy customisation methods and a new scratch-resistant coating for low maintenance surfaces. Get a digital version (40 pages, 6.6MB), or for a printed brochure enquire now or fill in the form below. Scroll down for a sneak peak inside. Get a digital version (40 pages, 6.6MB), or for a printed brochure enquire now or fill in the form below. Loading…

  • 23 nov 2017
read more

13 Upgrades For Your Smart Bin

Smart Bins have the potential to help keep cities cleaner and provide useful services while saving custodians time and money. StreetChat investigates the top technologies to put under the hood of your new Smart Bin, available in March 2018. What if a bin told you when it was full, empowering your maintenance team to go where they are needed and save on wasted trips? By updating your cleaning schedule with live data, could you reduce your carbon footprint and free up staff to tend to other projects? A Smart Bin equipped with a fill monitor can do just that. Geolocated sensors tell you exactly where your assets are, when they were last maintained, and alert you when approaching full capacity – with a user-friendly app available on your phone or laptop. …

  • 21 nov 2017
read more

Trend Watch, November 2017

Uber to work with NASA for Flying Taxis: Ride sharing giant Uber has announced it will work with NASA to bring flying taxis to Los Angeles by 2020. Project Elevate will develop four-person, electric, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, regulated by an air traffic control system to be developed by NASA with a number of industry partners as part of its Space Act Agreement. The agreement aims to ensure safe and efficient operations of small aerial systems like drones and eventually small aircraft flying at low altitudes, to keep sky traffic orderly. Uber envisions commuters catching air taxis from the top of skyscrapers, and delivering them to their homes in the suburbs. It hopes to build a fleet of electric jet-powered vehicles – part helicopter, part drone, part fixed-wing aircraft – running multiple rotors to take off and land vertically, and fly horizontally …

  • 22 nov 2017
read more

related news

In Profile: Linda Corkery

StreetChat interviews new AILA National President Linda Corkery. Linda is a highly respected landscape architect with a trifecta portfolio of responsibility: AILA National President, Associate Professor at UNSW and Director of Corkery Consulting. We chat about AILA, the future of cities and how women are faring in her industry. Can you tell us about your journey, from the US to Hong Kong, to Australia? My journey to landscape architecture started at Cornell University in upstate New York. At Cornell, I completed master degrees in urban and regional planning and in landscape architecture. There were a few international students in the program, including an Australian fellow I got to know quite well, Noel Corkery. I finished my studies and headed to Chicago, working first in an urban planning consultancy and then in …

  • 23 jan 2017
read more

Reimagining Streets, Not Roads

by Jason Packenham. Urban leaders are reimagining Australia’s future cities, starting with Streets 2.0 – a cross-disciplinary forum held in Sydney – with the conversation to continue in March at the Cities 4.0 Summit in Melbourne. With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, now is the time for such events. Provocative discussions at Streets 2.0 raised as many questions as answers. In continuing this provocation, this piece is as much a recap as it is a wondering of where to from here. What do we mean by the street? What role do streets play in our cities today? What do we want and need from them? Looking forward, what is their role in a future with autonomous vehicles? How do we achieve some of the grand visions of Streets 2.0? Are they possible? …

  • 16 jan 2017
read more

Street Furniture Update

Design Thinking: Street Furniture Australia is undergoing a design thinking program with Indelibility and Blue Sky Creative. This is a transformational project that aims to align all aspects of a business with a set of core values and purpose. It’s human-centric – design thinking will put our customers at the centre of everything we do, which will take effect in 2017. Companies like Apple and Airbnb have been applying design thinking principles to not only create truly innovative products and services but change the way they operate across the board. We’re looking forward to keeping you posted about exciting new things to come. New Government Contracts: Street Furniture Australia is pleased to have won two new major government contracts: MAV Procurement (Victoria and Tasmania) LocalBuy (Queensland and South Australia) You …

  • 23 jan 2017
read more