Seeing the Value of Street Furniture

Street furniture is a critical part of the urban makeup in cities. New developments in the Middle East are beginning to recognize its importance.
January 24, 2009, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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"Lining pavements, parks, public spaces and residential developments, street furniture provides the punctuation for open spaces."

"Both functional and attractive, it is a driver of pedestrian activity: bollards act as safety elements; benches create rest stops; bus stops provide a form of shelter."

"And unlike its flimsier counterpart outdoor furniture, street furniture adds permanence to a city intrinsically helping to create a sense of place."

"Traditionally, street furniture has not held a great deal of prominence in the region, frequently overlooked or put in as an afterthought into developments. This is now starting to change, however, say suppliers."

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Published on Sunday, January 18, 2009 in Construction Week
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