Street furniture design: A starting point for quality urban renewal

Kin Wai Michael Siu, Pak Hong Wan

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Abstract

Urban renewal has been an important topic related to people's quality of life in recent years. Different from the grand perspective of urban policy and planning, this paper explores the possibilities of putting street furniture as an initial stage in urban renewal in order to improve the quality of urban environment. Take a street furniture research and design project in Wan Chai of Hong Kong as case study, this paper identifies the importance of street furniture design in the urban renewal progress. The paper shows the research and design process in details in order to explain and discuss the importance of working with the government, social and community organisations and the city users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-384
Number of pages12
JournalDesign Principles and Practices
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Environmental design
  • Public design
  • Street furniture
  • Urban renewal
  • User participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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