Street Furniture News
Various studies have shown that the numbers of workers moving away from our cities has been increasing year on year. In 2019 for every nine adults moving into London for example, 10 were moving out. With nearly a year of living with Covid people are relocating at an even faster pace.
JCDecaux has developed a new digital phone kiosk that could literally save lives. Usually an advertising company they have set about designing innovative street furniture that combines the latest in digital advertising technology with a range of free public services, including an automated defibrillator that can be used by the public.
As we know in excess of 50% of the world's population now lives in our cities with this trend set to increase year on year. So how can we make these overpopulated urban areas more attractive? Self-powered street furniture could be one of the solutions of the horizon. Public spaces could be made to be more attractive, not just visually. These areas could offer a public service relevant to the local communities. Information and connectivity could be readily available and incorporated cleverly into our everyday street furniture.
With all in the world moving purposefully towards sustainable design we have to consider not just the movement of going green but also the social and economic benefits. Solar powered lighting for streets and recreational areas play a crucial role in the well being of the community. Solar powered lighting is both financially smart and forever sustainable.
Within our modern environment many factors can affect our mental health, including of course our environment. Certain aspects of urbanisation and the loss of opportunity for experiencing nature on a regular basis for some people can affect levels of mental illness and health.
Biodiversity is the variety of all living things on Earth, including plants, animals, and micro-organisms. Every living thing has its own set of conditions that it needs in order to survive.
Well-being is as we know inextricably linked with our surrounding environment and it is proven that natural landscapes have a positive effect on our mental health. It is for this reason that urban planning now demands the inclusion of urban green infrastructure. Bailey Street Furniture Group recognise that elements of this infrastructure will need to include green roofs, green walls, clever planting and rooftop gardens.
Queen Eleanor Memorial at Waltham Cross is now a thriving pedestrian only space that is comfortable and safe for people to move through as well as to pause and socialise. The development of the square started in January 2019 and was managed by the civil engineering contractor Danaher and Walsh.
As we tentatively move forward into a new normal and post covid landscape, we at Bailey Street Furniture Group celebrate all that is new and innovative in the world of street furniture. We are constantly asking how we can make YOUR personal bubble better?
For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. By 2050 this is expected to increase to a whopping 66%. Surprising when we all live with the knowledge that cities are damaging our health!