Connect residents and visitors to your “place” by integrating decorative light post, street signs, benches and community fixtures.
The phrase “sense of place” is often used to describe the relationship between people and the uniqueness of a particular area. The feelings created by a person’s positive experiences in a specific location or environment encourage a sense of belonging, familiarity, and safety. Through these experiences and feelings, opinions and preferences are developed and cultivated into a sense of place. Understanding that “sense of place” is formed by positive and unique experiences, communities and urban areas benefit from design plans that produce a sense of place for residents and visitors.
Because the first impression is often the lasting impression, communities and cities need to enhance their unique characteristics to differentiate themselves from other towns or neighborhoods. Enhancing the uniqueness of an area captures people’s interest and provides an opportunity for positive experiences. Buildings, landmarks, and greenspaces help people experience the visual, cultural, and social qualities of a town that can help foster a sense of belonging and safety, thus creating a sense of place for both residents and visitors.
Select the right street lights, signs and benches to complete your streetscape
When highlighting the uniqueness of a city or neighborhood for the purpose of creating a “sense of place,” a cohesive design is critical. Lighting and outdoor seating create ambiance and make the space more memorable. Lighting and wayfinding signs improve the experience of public spaces while providing a safe environment for pedestrian and bike traffic. Mailboxes, trash receptacles, and bike racks provide usability for residents and visitors. Street lighting and accessories are essential to complete the cohesive aesthetic design goal of developing a person’s sense of place. Streetscape products deliver distinctive character to design projects. Coordinating decorative and stylish outdoor fixtures boost the attractiveness of an area and transform city centers, parks, and neighborhoods into unique charming spaces. Thoughtfully designed streetscapes strongly influence positive experiences for those living in or visiting a specific area. These positive experiences foster feelings of safety, comfort, and wellbeing, and the feelings develop into a person’s sense of place.