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Government to invest £3.6 billion into over 100 towns

Government to invest £3.6 billion into over 100 towns

Posted on 16th February 2021

As of June last year the government announced a proposal that would put jobs and infrastructure at the centre of its economic growth strategy. The ambitious plan is part of the Prime Ministers larger strategy to tackle the economic effects of the pandemic

Sustainable Cities

Sustainable Cities

Posted on 11th February 2021

As the global population continues to increase and life advances in conjunction with the modern pandemic, we are changing the way we live our lives. Our planet continues to be in greater danger than ever before from our harmful way of living and our dispr

Functional spaces that make us stop

Functional spaces that make us stop

Posted on 2nd February 2021

“Streets need to be adapted to play a broader role in people’s general wellbeing, by offering a social, cultural and community experience” - Dan Jeffs, Infrastructure Officer, Sustrans

Building relationships and culture in our public spaces

Building relationships and culture in our public spaces

Posted on 27th January 2021

Post Covid digital technology can help us make better use of our high street. The monitoring of both footfall and traffic could help people avoid busy times. WiFi accessibility can help remote working and employees can stay connected outside the confines

Metalco's STILE 2021 Catalogue Coming Soon

Metalco's STILE 2021 Catalogue Coming Soon

Posted on 22nd January 2021

Our 2021 will be full of surprises: new ideas, projects, and, most of all, new products. We are happy to announce that STILE, the new Metalco catalogue, will be available in a few weeks.

City Centre Strategies

City Centre Strategies

Posted on 18th January 2021

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 reloc

How can street furniture save lives?

How can street furniture save lives?

Posted on 6th January 2021

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 publ

Street Furniture can be smart, really SMART!

Street Furniture can be smart, really SMART!

Posted on 16th December 2020

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

Smart Green Street Furniture

Smart Green Street Furniture

Posted on 8th December 2020

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 w

Grey to Green, the impact of nature on our mental health

Grey to Green, the impact of nature on our mental health

Posted on 2nd December 2020

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 menta

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