Public Space, Public Seating

Spencer, Anita
November 2006
Sustain' Magazine;2006, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p34
The author explains the importance of community involvement in the design of public utilities. She encourages local communities to work in conjunction with governing bodies, designers and artists to offer design solutions to public spaces, which she argues could have benefits as mentioned in this article. The author then discusses the vital role of town planners in creating links with the public for which they are providing. In addition, she suggests several alternative and sustainable materials that can be used in constructing public utilities. She cites Salford, England-based ecological company Pendlewood as an example of a company with forward-thinking policies for introducing a sustainable hand-crafted seating.


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