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PARKing Day 2013 - Applications due 8-13


8/7/2013

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Registration due August 13th.

For detailed information on PARKing Day, creating a PARKing space, and printable application, please look here.

To apply online, please look here.

The Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) seeks creative folks to participate in the official City of Cambridge PARK(ing) Day celebration, an international event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into engaging “parks” for one day of the year. Have a great idea for transforming a parking space into a park? Let us know about it! Previous years have focused on many different themes including, but not limited to: Shakespeare in the park, lemonade stands, book swaps, hula hoop lessons, chalk drawings, games, dog parks, and music.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists and activists come together 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 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!

Source: http://parkingday.org/about-parking-day/

For More Information

For more information on PARKing Day, registration, or other general questions, contact Jennifer Lawrence, jlawrence@cambridgema.gov or call 617/349-4671. Apply here online!

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