PARK(ing) Day Becomes an International Movement


Two years ago San Francisco artists put two hours worth of money in the meter and set up an instant park. It got a lot of coverage; last year they occupied Mayor Newsom's spot and activists in other cities joined in; I like London's the ping pong Park, shown above . Now it is beyond an artistic intervention; it has turned into a movement and a holiday, September 21. This year the Trust for Public Land has organized parks in 12 American cities, and worldwide, Paris, Toronto, Barcelona, Munich, Valencia (Spain), Melbourne are participating. The mission:

To rethink the way streets are used, call attention to the need for urban parks, and improve the quality of urban human habitat....at least until the meter runs out!

From art to an international movement in just two years; Congratulations to REBAR for inventing ::PARK(ing) Day

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