Park(ing) Day in Cincinnati and Lousiville
GBBN Cincinnati and GBBN Louisville participated in PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The mission 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.
According to GBBNer Kevin Fennell, the Louisville office wanted to emphasize a Work / Play Balance in their design. Click on the following links to see where the Louisville office was featured: Courier Journal and WHAS 11.
Elizabeth Schmidt suggested that the Cincinnati Team wanted to minimize waste by using what was readily available in a new and creative way. "We wanted to make sure we were reusing materials and creating a unique dynamic green space," states Schmidt.
History of PARK(ing) Day
The project began in 2005 in San Francisco when an art and design studio converted a parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement. To learn more or participate next year, go the official website: http://parkingday.org/about-parking-day/