It’s Almost World PARK(ing) Day!

by Paula Newton September 17, 2015

ParkingDayHouston is participating in World PARK(ing) Day, which is Friday, September 18. On PARK(ing) Day, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces. In downtown Houston, at the intersection of Travis and Capitol, 13 groups will participate:

Clark Condon
Architecture for Humanity, Houston
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Living Paradigm
Mohle Design
SWA Group
TBG Partners
Texas ASLA
Tiny House Group
Rice Design Alliance, rdAGENTS
UH College of Architecture
Ziegler Cooper +HBL Architects

PARK(ing) Day started in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design firm converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park. Since then, it has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals participating. Its mission 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!”

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