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Word on the street: Street Design 2009, taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 21-23 April is a new event focused on the core areas of outdoor street furniture, public lighting and the urban built environment.

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Supported by the LGN Street Design Awards, an annual competition that aims to promote innovation and good practice in urban street design schemes, Street Design will feature over 100 UK and international exhibiting companies showcasing products and services in the street design arena.

A seminar programme is included, which will explore various issues such as latest enforcement technologies, passive safety, casualty reduction, environmental issues, safe parking schemes, parking structures, energy efficiency and professionalism.

Key industry experts will present on a range of topics highlighting areas in which the industry can improve traffic and parking management, safety and renewable energy, as well as developing professionalism across the industries.

Visitors can take away ideas for their own work as well as inspiration on collaborations and partnerships. Sessions will be chaired by key industry figures such as Steven Norris, president of ITS (UK), and Professor Eric Sampson, chairman of ITS (UK) and Keith Banbury, the ex-chief executive of the British Parking Association.

The three-day seminar programme is free to attend and organised by the Landscape Institute, The Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association and The Institution of Lighting Engineers.

Street Design offers visitors an opportunity to research and compare the latest products and services available and promises to showcase the very best in street design, street scene and urban public realm, including the categories of outdoor furniture, public lighting, civil engineering, surfacing, drainage, fencing, barriers, bollards and traffic control products.

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The main themes of the exhibition will be brought to life in 'The Street', an exciting feature designed by architects Capita Lovejoy. 'The Street' will offer a live representation of landscape design for the public realm, showcasing the latest products in-situ.

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Title Annotation:STREET DESIGN 2009
Publication:Green Places
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Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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