This week, Michael Scott interviews James Shaffer, President of Streetscapes, Inc. in Denver Colorado. Streetscapes Inc is a unique supplier of furniture and site amenities for pedestrian intensive public spaces.
James discusses how furniture and art can affect the nature of an urban spaces. It’s a fascinating discussion and study of how furniture and people interact within the space to make it friendly, inviting and usable.
Streetscapes Inc. puts together packages of distinctive furniture and accessories from global sources to create public environments that create destinations. Their products are designed for multi-generational users, enhance public interaction and are built to last. They are creating a new standard for public spaces.
James and his team work with landscape architects, urban planners, commercial property owners; transit agencies and neighborhood business districts. They conduct pedestrian and public space furniture audits for property managers, businesses and government agencies. They also educate our users through lunch and learns, association conferences, newsletters and public demonstrations.
The company are also advocates for the pedestrian environment, i.e., neighborhood festivals, farmer’s markets; sidewalk cafes, community gardens and community gathering places, etc. Streetscapes Inc. is all about support smart growth, complete streets, green streets; Main Street and public transportation.
As a supplier of furniture and site amenities for public spaces, they work with collaborators to identify and select products for public space projects. We prepare product specifications, proposals and product orders and track their delivery status.
Join us next week when Ed Burghard hosts a discussion with Jim Glover founding partner of The Idea Group in Santa Fe, New Mexico about the role of inbound marketing as part of a branding strategy.