PARK(ing) Day

I am a huge fan of all the developments (and evolvements) going on in Braamfontein. It simply isn’t the city it was six years ago when I used to earn my daily bread there. No, it’s filled with cultural and peer equivalence, great things to eat, quirky little shops and overall just a good vibe.

For those reasons I was not at all surprised when I saw that Play Braamfontein will be hosting their very own Park(ing) Day on 20 September 2013.

“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.”

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“The project was started in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio. And like with all things inspiring it soon turned into a global movement.”

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PARK(ing) Day is meant to promote thoughtfulness about how we use physical space in a way that is fun and engaging to the community. So if you have ideas popping into your head for improving your local urban infrastructure, take the opportunity to express them this PARK(ing) Day.

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This event will of course be an excellent opportunity for like minded people to get together and discuss their ideas on changes they’d like to see happen. PARK(ing) Day is designed to stir a conversation or dialogue on open space, green space, and to inspire a vision of a city where “Streets are for People”.

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Visit the parkingday.org and read up on this movement and learn more about this event.

(images from previous global parking day events)

 

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