Pick a Spot to Enjoy Park(ing) Day

First appearing in San Francisco in 2005, Park(ing) Day aims to call attention to the need for more urban open space by taking over parking spots and re-purposing them as temporary public spaces. Today it is being celebrated across the world.
September 21, 2012, 1pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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As Christopher F. Schuetze notes, "The event, which was first celebrated in 2005, started life as a public project of a small art and design studio in San Francisco.  Today it is being held on six continents in cities from Manchester, England to Jakarta, Indonesia to Leipzig, Germany to Toronto, Ontario and many cities in between." If you're looking for where you can find a parklet near you, check out the user generated map accompanying the article. 

If you live in Los Angeles, the LA Times, has put together a handy guide to some of the city's highlights, including: "The Sun-Bedazzler" in West Hollywood and "Parkside Confessionals" in Culver City.


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Published on Friday, September 21, 2012 in The New York Times
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