The Students for Design Activism group of the College of Design's Landscape Architecture department turn a parking spot into a temporary park on Friday, September 17, 2010, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in conjunction with PARK(ing) Day. PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event in which urbanites are encouraged to reclaim their city by transforming metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.
Image credit: PARK(ing) Day in San Francisco, 2010; courtesy of Students for Design Activism.
The Students for Design Activism group's installation demonstrates the effective use of plants in treating urban runoff before pollution enters waterways. The PARK(ing) Day installation is on Pillsbury Drive SE, near the Field House.
- "Park(ing) Day brings awareness to land use" by Andre Eggert, Minnesota Daily
- "U students to turn parking spot into green space" by Associated Press (also picked up by KTTC, WCCO, and InForum)
- UMNews: "U of M landscape architecture students to turn parking spot into temporary park Sept. 17"
- Students for Design Activism's page on myparkingday.org