Worldwide Park[ing] Day Comes to Raleigh September 21st

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

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Downtown Parking Spots Transformed Into Urban Green Spaces for a Day

RALEIGH, NC (September 20, 2012) — Park[ing] Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. NC State University’s Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture is participating this year. Three parking spots will be transformed into a green space, “parklet” with trees, plantings, and seating. Information about Raleigh’s park and greenway system will be available to parklet visitors.

The Park[ing] Day spots are located on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh in front of the ABC 11 News Station located at 319 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC 27601. Assembly of the parklet will begin around 9:30 AM with the parklet open for visitors around 12 Noon, lasting until 5pm. Come hangout in this ‘Pop-up urban green space’, learn about Raleigh’s parks, meet members of the Landscape Architecture community, and enjoy a temporary green habitat designed and built by students of NC State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture.

ABOUT NC State ASLA

Media contact: Bethany Windle, President of Student ASLA bethanywindle@gmail.com

The North Carolina State Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture is a student organization committed to the professional development of students and engagement in the community. Please visit the student blog at https://shiftncsu.wordpress.com/, the department website at http://design.ncsu.edu/academic-programs/landscape-architecture, and the American Society of Landscape Architecture at http://www.asla.org/ for more information.

“The mission of Park[ing] Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open, green 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!” (from parkingday.org)

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