Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2016

By ASLA, |Special for  USDR

The American Society of Landscape Architects invites its members, designers and the public to participate in PARK(ing) Day 2016 on September 16. Founded in 2005, PARK(ing) Day is a global, open-sourced event where designers transform metered parking spaces into temporary, miniature parks or  parklets.

“PARK(ing) Day showcases how landscape architects design areas as small as a parking spot to bring people together and demonstrate the value of public space,” said Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, ASLA executive vice president and CEO of  ASLA.

Last year, parklets across the country demonstrated how designers can change even small areas into spaces to exercise, relax or make a social  statement.

For PARK(ing) Day 2016, ASLA wants you to share your parklet with the world using #ASLAPD16. ASLA will pick its favorite professional and student parklets with the hashtag and put them into Landscape Architecture  Magazine!

To find out more about PARK(ing) Day and how you can participate visit  asla.org/parkingday.

About  ASLA
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use “ASLA” after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning and design of our built and natural environments; the Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and  fellowship.

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