Top 10 StreetChat stories of 2022

We count down your most-read articles from StreetChat for the year: featuring great case studies, profiles, street furniture tips and award-winning products.

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10. Linea on show in San Diego with Spruce & Gander

Our US partner Spruce & Gander, Inc treated San Diego customers to an afternoon of great food and wine at a Pop Up Picnic with Linea Cubes, Platform, Sun Lounge, Seats, Curved Bench and Picnic Settings on show.

9. Case study: Mission Australia DAYS Centre

Vulnerable young people can sit together and relax in this courtyard space designed by Emerge Associates for outdoor healing and respite, at the Youth Withdrawal and Respite Centre in Perth, Western Australia. Street Furniture Australia donated more than $9000 worth of Linea Seats.

Photo: Emerge Associates.

8. In Profile: Kylie Legge, CEO of Place Score

The founding director of the world’s first place experience measurement company, Place Score, talked with StreetChat about collaboration, disruption and placemaking, and giving communities a voice.

7. Case study: Junction Court, Nowra

A $900k strategic upgrade by Shoalhaven City Council and Place Score saw exciting results – including a 30-40% increase in Net Promoter Score – for an underutilised space in the town centre of Nowra, New South Wales.

6. This seat is 20 years old: How to make street furniture last

Thoughtfully designed and well-built street furniture, with durable materials and a consistent maintenance program, have lasted 30 years – or longer – in the public realm. We shared our top tips for street furniture that stands the test of time.

5. Case study: Long Island Rail Road, New York

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion project introduced a third rail track and upgraded existing infrastructure in 2022 for the busiest commuter railroad in North America. Specified by WXY, Street Furniture Australia supplied Concourse Seats and Aero Leaning Rails for five stations.

4. Landscape architects celebrate Linea at The Mint

Landscape architects gathered at The Mint in Sydney’s CBD from sunset to night-time, to examine 26 new Linea products from the sleek and minimalist collection accompanied by live jazz and Negronis.

3. Murri School receives Linea donation

Street Furniture Australia donated $40,000 worth of furniture from breakout spaces from the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY to The Murri School, an Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in Brisbane.

2. Case Study: SkyParks, Bondi Junction

Part of the SkyParks project to advance research into the benefits of cooling hot urban spaces by installing vegetation. Delivered by Waverley Council with Scentre GroupUNSWPlantabox and the Gujaga Foundation. Designed by Common Grounds Landscape Architecture.

1. ChillOUT Tree wins Good Design Award Gold

ChillOUT Tree, our first modular shade system, won a prestigious Good Design Award – at Gold level – for outstanding innovation. The award is shared by Street Furniture Australia with ChillOUT Hub collaborators Georges River Council, UNSW and the University of Sydney.

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Murri School receives Linea donation

Street Furniture Australia is donating $40,000 worth of furniture from breakout spaces from the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY to The Murri School, an Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in Brisbane. The collection of Linea Seats, Cubes, Curved Benches, Sun Lounges and Picnic Settings includes a pair painted by artist Casey Coolwell-Fisher, a Quandamooka, Nunukul woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland) – commissioned by Street Furniture Australia and Blaklash Creative. Director of Blaklash Creative and member of the Festival Creative Directorate Troy Casey says, “A huge part of the festival was about how we can ensure that community gets something from it. We spent two days sharing our culture, our experiences, and the responsibility to positive impact. We can’t really do that without giving back to mob, …

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Trend Watch December 2022

In rapidly urbanising Seoul, the next battle is saving green spaces: “Korea is a country that does not value greenery,” professor of landscape architecture at Pusan National University, Hong Suk Hwan, told Bloomberg CityLab. It “only acknowledges the value of property.” Samgmi Cha writes about South Korean local, 34-year-old Baik SooHye inspiring the shift of devaluing green spaces in South Korea to saving these spaces. SooHye’s ‘Plant Kindergarten’ project encourages the protection of hundreds of plants that are often destroyed at construction sites across Seoul.  Cha meets SooHye in her outdoor garden in western Seoul with the many plant species that she’s saved from these sites. The rescued plants are ‘adopted’ out to others who are also passionate about green spaces in Korea. SooHye says, “I see ‘Plant Kindergarten’ as my …

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