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The Growth of Community Gardens

The Growth of Community Gardens

Are you looking to promote healthy lifestyles in your community, all the while encouraging locals to get outside and connect with each other? A community garden could be the answer. Bursting with character and raw beauty, each community garden is unique, and holds a special place in the hearts of those who contribute to its […]

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The new language of flexible urban design

The new language of flexible urban design

Park, plaza or promenade … every public space varies in size, stakeholders and purpose. Flexibility is today’s necessity and modular outdoor furniture is answering the call. Our rapidly urbanising global population demands new thinking about traditional open spaces. Fortunately, a new generation of incredibly adaptable street furniture creates exciting opportunities. Italian company and Urban Effects […]

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People power: urban street furniture gets real

People power: urban street furniture gets real

Great public spaces have been described as “the living room of the city” – and there’s a growing demand to furnish them more thoughtfully. In overcrowded cities, people need public spaces more than ever to connect, belong, unwind and enjoy nature. Often underestimated, the furniture we choose for those spaces has a huge impact on […]

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5 Street Furniture Designs You Wish Were on Your Street

5 Street Furniture Designs You Wish Were on Your Street

At Urban Effects, we love playful and unique urban designs. We find it endlessly fascinating how creative ideas – whether they’re in the form of an unusual public sculpture or a quirky bench built out of sustainable materials – can transform and optimise a space, define and celebrate a community, and bring people together to […]

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Using Colour in Urban Landscapes

Using Colour in Urban Landscapes

When people think of modern day urban spaces in large cities, some of us still have a mental image of dull, grey scenes that can look a little sad or depressing. With the wealth of modern street furniture available nowadays there is no reason for this to be the case. Urban landscapes can look fantastic […]

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