Sustainable Cornell Hosts PARK(ing) Day
An annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks...comments share
When: Friday, September 16 at 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: 360 Tower Rd.(information booth near the Cornell Dairy), Ithaca, NY
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!
Go to http://parkingday.org/ to see where else this is happening across the country.
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