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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.

"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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