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PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event held on the third Friday in September when artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The original PARK(ing) project in 2005 transformed a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in an area of San Francisco that the city had designated as lacking public open space.  The PARK(ing) project was created to explore the the range of possible activities for this short-term lease, and to provoke a critical examination of the values that generate the form of urban public space. PARK(ing) Day has since been adapted and remixed to address a variety of social issues in diverse urban contexts around the world, and the project continues to expand all over the world.

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