Streetscapes are a significant component of a city. They are places where people work, live and play and are the 'backbone' to the greater urban fabric. Designing and implementing streetscapes to a high amenity provides considerable benefits both socially and economically.
Improving streetscapes has many benefits. These include protection of the environment, creating inviting places for people, improving amenity value as well as stimulating business activity.
Good design in streetscapes considers all these aspects as well as the protection and enhancement of the infrastructure elements within the streetscape. With so many things to consider, upgrading a streetscape can be costly, however the benefits achieved outweigh the initial cost.