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Concrete has for a long time been the go to construction materials for our cities and infrastructure across the planet sadly but now from a sustainability perspective surely it's time to move on?
The Loop Up is a new mushroom shaped bollard and seat that can be installed alone or combined with the Loop Cone Table to make a fun and comfy picnic set. Loop Up creates small, informal seating areas that encourage outdoor socialising and dining. Sitting together has always been the basis of a good talk.
In the UK, GSK has sixteen thousand employees across 18 sites. The site in Ware, Hertfordshire has modernised the outdoor space to include a collection of picnic tables and seating.
How do we ensure our outdoor spaces are designed and equipped in a way that further enhances their value and potential, and supports more people wanting to enjoy the great outdoors?
With the need to be both distanced and sustainable city planners, urban landscapers and architects are searching for solutions.
Light has many benefits to us, it allows us to view, travel around (such as the winter commute), it’s a safety feature with a deterrent on crime and antisocial behaviour. It can also be a way of communicating festive cheer such as Christmas lights on our homes. But an astronomical amount of light is wasted or even worse - a form of pollution.
Promoting cycling and walking will be key. The benefits are numerous including reduced congestion, improved air quality, better health equalling the reduction of health costs.
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. With the main points of the budget to tackle; building new homes, fixing the NHS, to rectify the skills crisis, and to mend the gap in opportunity and productivity between the regions across the UK.
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 disproportionate levels of waste.
“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
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