leaf mulch, real-time data and green advice

The leaf reducer is a machine that sucks up fallen leaves, pulverizes them and deposits them on the ground as fine mulch

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Two-day double fair for public space and mobility in the Utrecht Jaarbeurs halls

The eighteenth edition of Trade Fair Public Space will take place on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October 2022. It is the largest annual meeting for the design, furnishing, maintenance and management of our residential environment. Block it in the calendar; This year too, you won’t want to miss a visit to the fair!

There is free entry to both the Public Space Trade Fair and the Mobility Trade Fair. The combination fair takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in halls 2, 3 and 4 of the Jaarbeurs Utrecht.

From leaf to mulch with the leaf reducer
It has long been a thorn in the side of many tree managers that all fallen leaves in the autumn are blown out of our parks and public gardens and disposed of. At the fair, GKB presents the Leaf Reducer: a machine that sucks up fallen leaves, pulverizes them and deposits them on the ground as fine mulch. For example, the leaf litter does not have to be removed and deposited, which reduces noise from leaf blowers, costs and CO2 emissions. In addition, the crushed leaf acts as a soil conditioner, which means that soil degradation can be prevented.

Improve public space ecosystem services with real-time data
Groen Als Een Service (GAES) is a consulting and consulting firm that uses data measured in real time at various locations, together with the data available from municipalities and governments, to improve ecosystem services in public spaces. The Sustainable Development Goals, Ecosystem Services, and Policy and Design Plans form the basis for generating this data. At the fair, GAES takes visitors into the new real-time data dashboard. This allows you to see, analyze and use the values ​​of different measuring points in the public space 24 hours a day.

Measurement point at Floriaden
Measurement point at Floriaden


green advisors
Visitors to the Public Space fair have come to the right place for advice. For example, Tree-o-logic, as a party for research and consultancy within tree policy and management, climate-adapted initiatives and strategic greening, is present to advise customers on all tree-related issues. Tree-o-logic presents below the six-part green strategy and climate module in Treeasset, where these steps are implemented and secured.

NLadviseurs, a consulting firm ‘with a passion for nature with a function’ helps politicians, owners and nature managers realize their green ambitions. For example, advising municipalities on the design of sustainable management of parks, roadsides and (forest) parks. At the fair, NLadviseurs shares the realization and results of various projects, which, after all, can be instructive for others. For example, the consultancy created a natural opportunity map for Ede municipality with all natural locations within the municipal boundary, including what the municipality can concretely do to improve biodiversity, e.g.

Greening with Tree-o-logic
Greening with Tree-o-logic

Fair Public Space and Mobility
The fair for the public space focuses on the public space and everything that goes with it. The main themes that will be discussed are: greenery, advice and management, landscape architecture and design, pavement, construction and infrastructure, games and recreation, and lighting and street furniture.

The green sector is one of the most popular sectors during the Public Space Trade Fair every year. Current public discussions on topics such as drought, heat stress and the nitrogen problem require adjustments to landscaping. This makes the green design of public spaces more relevant than ever. The fair is therefore full of (new) products and services from the sector to deal with these challenges. There is also a knowledge square, where sessions on nature-inclusive construction are held, and numerous lectures can be attended.

In contrast to previous years, visitors to the Public Space Trade Fair can also this year take a look at the Mobility Trade Fair, which previously took place in November. The overlap between these two domains is increasing; think about themes like sustainability, nature inclusiveness, accessible smart cities and health. By bringing these events together on one exhibition floor, visitors can be offered a complete picture of the developments taking place.

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