ChillOUT Hubs: Smart Social Spaces Creating Connected Green Places has won a National Award for Best Planning Ideas – Small Project from the PIA (Planning Institute of Australia), the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Collaborators UNSW, Street Furniture Australia, Georges River Council and University of Sydney have received recognition for an “outstanding planning idea” in the smart open-air community ChillOUT Hubs that offer shelter, furniture, greenery, public WiFi and power for devices. ChillOUT Hub prototypes were installed in 2020 at three sites in the Georges River Council area – a busy streetscape in Kogarah, town centre in Mortdale, and suburban park in Hurstville. They were co-developed by the collaborative team initially formed in 2018 for the Australian Smart Cities and Suburbs program. Street Furniture Australia thanks CM+ …
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Acknowledgement of Country
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our factory is situated, the Darug People of the Darug Nation, and acknowledge their ancestors who have been Traditional Owners of their country for thousands of years. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Our mission is to bring enjoyment to all those who create, build, maintain and use public places.
We believe that street furniture plays a central role in animating and connecting places. It ensures a place is vital, accessible and enriching for its community.
Our active research and development program puts users at the heart of everything we do. Since 1986 we have furnished more than 30,000 places in Australia and around the globe.
Together with our design, custodian and contracting partners, we strive to make public places enjoyable for all.
Spruce & Gander, the premier source for land and architectural elements in the USA, will represent site furniture designer and manufacturer Street Furniture Australia in select US states from May 2021. Customers in California, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky will now be supported by Spruce & Gander as a distribution partner. Street Furniture Australia, a recognised industry leader in Australia, has supplied directly to the US for 20 years including to Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco, to the Google Campus in Kirkland, and the Houston Botanic Garden, Texas. The team is looking forward to strengthening relationships with US customers in partnership with Spruce & Gander, said Street Furniture Australia Business Development Manager (Export) Juanita Marlowe. “I’m excited to work with Spruce & Gander as …
12 Principles for an Effective Urban Response to Covid-19: UN-Habitat, the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development, has developed 12 key principles to help local and national governments to prevent the spread of the virus and build preparedness for the future. The principles relate to accessibility, flexibility, design, management and maintenance, connectivity, and equitable distribution, and cover short, medium and long-term interventions. Read about them on ArchDaily. One in four cities cannot afford climate crisis protection measures: One in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against climate breakdown, even though more than 90% are facing serious risks, according to research by the Carbon Disclosure Project. A survey of 800 cities found that 43%, representing a combined population of 400 million people, …