12.12.2005

Temporary park(ing)

Almost three-quarters of San Francisco's downtown public space is set aside for private vehicles, far more than is allotted for parks. On November 16, the group Rebar set out to make a point about such lopsided priorities by creating a temporary park in a parking space—a spot with ideal sun between noon and 2 pm in a part of town without adequate green space—and inviting people to plug the meter to continue leasing the plot they'd covered with rolled-out sod, a park bench, and a shade tree. When time expired, they returned it to its cellulose-free concrete state when time was up. Beautiful!

(Via StayFree.)

1 comment:

Duich McKay said...

We at John Gilbert Architects in Glasgow, Scotland did a version of this. See turfing over a car parking space.