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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 smart city projects, a collaboration with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), with support from the ACT government. The park was designed by multi-award winning firm Context.
“This is great recognition of the work and impact that landscape architects can have when partnering with industry leaders, like Street Furniture Australia,” Tim Arnold, AILA CEO, told StreetChat.
“High quality public realm that meets the needs of community is becoming a more important commodity as cities become denser. Registered Landscape Architects represent a profession increasingly dominating the debates to lead policymaking to deliver exemplary outcomes for our cities, towns, regions and their inhabitants.
“We’re incredibly proud of what #BackyardExperiment achieved and we congratulate Street Furniture Australia, Context and our collaborators.”
The judges describe the project as a “partnership driven and replicable approach to smart cities,” that quantifies the impact of street activation.
More than 15 collaborators …
The project was initiated and co-lead by Street Furniture Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects as part of the 2016: International Festival of Landscape Architecture:
Not in my Backyard. Park design was by Context. Research, white paper and film were by Street Furniture Australia.
#BackyardExperiment would not have been possible without the generous contributions from more than 15 collaborating partners: WE-EF LIGHTING, ACT Lighting Society, Integral Lighting and Affinity Electrical Technologies. Lawn Solutions Australia, Turf Australia, Horticulture Innovation Australia, Complete Turf and Landscaping and Back2front Landscapes. ACT Government Libraries. The #BackyardExperiment Knitters Group, King O’Malley’s Pub for a night of storage, and the amazing community and businesses at Garema Place, Canberra.
Download the free #BackyardExperiment White Paper (49 pages, 8MB).
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ASLA San Diego, AILA NSW and Street Furniture Australia proudly present this online event connecting landscape architects from the US and Australia. US participants (Pacific Time): Thursday February 25th, 2021 at 5pm Australian participants (AEDT): Friday February 26th, 2021 at 12pm Registrations essential via Zoom. Topic: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park Public space owners, managers and designers in the US and Australia are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. This webinar presents an Australian case study: Homifying Sydney Olympic Park, for discussion. This Olympic precinct turned business-and-events hub has pivoted towards its growing residential population during Covid. Human-centred design methodologies have been applied to understand how to ‘Homify’ the park’s everyday spaces. The aim is to recreate the comfortable ambience of home, to support the community and local businesses. The presentation …
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 …
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. 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 …