If we are to create future-proof cities, it is vital to reintroduce green spaces in built-up areas. After many years of allowing bricks and mortar to take over, it is now clear that city dwellers benefit from having access to such locations. Streetlife does its part by installing Mobile Benches with greenery on pavements and by breaking up concrete sprawl with Green Tree Isles. Roofs as a second surface also create more space for greenery in the city. Our lightweight Tree Planters and Green Benches are valuable additions to inspiring rooftop gardens. And with our Treetec® tree care system in our tree planters, newly planted trees are properly supported and can develop and grow.
CO2 reduction Over the past few decades, air quality in the centre of our cities has deteriorated dramatically. By reintroducing greenery, we can make the city a healthy and pleasant environment once again. Streetlife offers a variety of solutions, both in the ground and at ground level. For instance, Parklets are an example of a simple intervention that reduces the surface area used by cars while incorporating more high-quality public spaces in an urban environment.
Climate Trees provide shade and can help cool down public spaces, which is important as summers become increasingly warmer. Furthermore, green open ground retains water, thus relieving pressure on sewer systems in the event of extreme weather conditions like heavy rainfall. Large Tree Isles can be used to create much needed green urban oases and Rough&Ready Border Seats can be added so that we can enjoy our surroundings in the shade.
Biodiversity We can help restore biodiversity in our cities by adding more plants and trees in open spaces. Mobile solutions like our Mobile Green Isles, Podium Isles and Tree Tubs can even be placed on pavements. These mobile solutions are relatively cheap and allow for layout flexibility. Thanks to our smart Streetrail system, heavy modules can be installed rapidly by any contractor.
Quality of life in the city Climatic and ecological advantages aside, a green environment can have a positive effect on quality of life and well-being. People derive pleasure and greater awareness of their surroundings when in vibrant outdoor areas. Such spaces also invite social interaction and encourage physical movement. In this respect, our Podium Isles are valuable additions to public spaces.