Thanks to everyone who stopped by our spot on Friday, September 21! Check out the slideshow below to see pics of our spot:
If you’d like information on future outreach events contact Kathleen Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 281-1202
What is PARK(ing) Day?
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. 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!
How does The Fayette Alliance and Lexington fit into this?
On Friday, September 21st the Allies of the Alliance will participate in 2012′s National PARK(ing) Day. Organized by The Kentucky Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in partnership with the University of Kentucky Landscape Architecture Program & the Lexington Art League, Lexington’s event will primarily take place from 4-8 p.m. Come out and see some of the creative re-envisionings of Lexington’s parking spots!
As the voice for sustainable growth in Lexington, The Fayette Alliance believes that advancing innovative development is essential to our collective success. PARK(ing) Day gives us the opportunity to creatively explore the abundant possibilities of land-use in our urban interior. This helps educate and inform both the general public and our public officials about the importance of utilizing the land we have in creative ways. After all, it is the duality of our vibrant city and our unique Bluegrass farmland that makes Lexington a world-class place to live.
Interested in participating or still have questions?
Contact Kathleen Burke, The Fayette Alliance’s Educational Programming Coordinator, at email@example.com or (859) 816-3452