Public furnishings have become a commodity dominated by a handful of manufacturers offering a cookie cutter one size fits all approach. As a result, the individual uniqueness of cities and development projects has been lost among a sea of similarity. It’s difficult to tell where one city ends and another one begins. The same is true in the real estate development world where public spaces in competing projects look similar. What’s lacking in the marketplace is the knowledge that public furnishings and site amenities have value beyond their utilitarian purposes. The general consensus in the public furniture marketplace appears to be that all products are appropriate for all environments.
Streetscapes, Inc. offers distinctive, durable and functional products designed for pedestrian intensive public spaces – parks, pedestrian zones, mixed use developments, retail business districts, multi-family housing and transportation related projects. We believe that sitescape furniture and site amenities should be authentic to each projects character, history and image. We also believe that public places and public amenities should support the demographics – adults, families, groups; kids, teens, seniors and their pets to suit each users preference. Our products support community cohesiveness, the exchange of ideas, economic development; public safety, community health and walkability.
To minimize the cookie cutter approach, we have partnered with world-class city furniture manufacturers who understand the pedestrian environment and the products that are unique to each market. We’re a global company that lives, breathes and sleep pedestrian spaces and public space furniture. We not nine to fivers and we get to demonstrate our experience and expertise through active engagement in organizations and events that seek to generate successful solutions to pedestrian and public place issues. We add value to each project because of our urban design knowledge. Our products support pedestrian friendly activities, active transportation and walkable neighborhoods.