Parking Day 2011 in State College

All over the world, people participated in yesterday's Parking Day, "an annual, worldwide event that invites citizens everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good." Listen and see some of the ways that three teams of Penn State landscape architecture students took part.

Kind of interesting how the noise of urban space proves some of the point for Parking Day. At the risk of being simplistic, don't you wonder sometimes if cities exist to help people be healthy and happy or do they exist for roaring cars and trucks? For humans or machines?

How would you like urban space to become more friendly? Participate in Parking Day next year. Better yet, work with your communities or planning commissions to redesign your spaces for more friendlier, safer, and healthier living.

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