From today through to 24 June, the City of Canterbury Bankstown community are getting a glimpse of what the future will look like in Canterbury-Bankstown through Council’s Future Street activation, which showcases how smart technology interplays with landscape and design.
The plaza space, between North Terrace and Bankstown Station has been temporarily transformed into a pop-up ‘future street’ experience, with Wi-Fi equipped smart benches, solar powered bins, e-scooters and e-bikes on display.
Leading the smart city strategy space, award-winning planning and design firm Place Design Group were appointed by Council to deliver the installation.
Director of Planning, Chris Isles said the project demonstrates how councils can engage the local community to interact with smart city strategies in a fun and effective way.
“The CBCity Future Street brings Council’s vision and future plans to life in pop-up format which allows the community to physically experience what a street in Canterbury-Bankstown could look like in the future,” he said.
“The activation is a leading example of how the concept of ‘Future Street’ that Place Design Group launched in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Smart Cities Council ANZ, can assist councils in engaging their communities on their future-focused, smart city initiatives,” Mr Isles said.
Canterbury-Bankstown Future Street runs from June 18 – 24, with Council running activations throughout the week.
For more information on the Future Street concept and ideas, visit futurestreet.com.au , and for more information on the activation, visit cb.city/futurestreet .
With teams across Australia, China, and South-East Asia, Place Design Group is an award-winning leader in planning and design with a reputation for forward thinking creative and commercial solutions.