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Park(ing) Day 2010: Feed the Meter, Green the City

It’s never too late to post about the innovation that is Park(ing) Day.  The fifth annual event was held on Friday, September 17 in over 100 cities worldwide, including first-timers Tehran, Hangzhou, and Paris.

Some cities, like Washington, D.C., had issues acquiring permits and had to be a little creative with their parks.  Overall though, it looks like the day went well and parking meter parks provided a little respite as well as greenery to many urban communities.

Credit: UrbanCincy.com

Originally created by Rebar, San Francisco art and design collective, PARK(ing) Day, according to its official website, is an annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.

Open to any and everyone, PARK(ing) Day, is a non-commercial project intended to engage citizens, artists and activists in promoting creative, unscripted social interactions and playful fun.  View a slide show of parks from around the country here and here.

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