This is a novel initiative to show what it would be like if we have more park space in the city rather than more parking lots. It is part of an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform parking spaces into temporary public parks.
The goal is to “call attention to the need for more urban public space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of our urban habitat.”
Only nine parking spaces are left available for Park(ing) Day on 19 September!
How can you get involved?
As an individual, as a group or as a business, register your interest in taking over a city centre parking space for the day. Present your team and your idea.
You can also activate your space by sharing something in one of the pop up parks. The organisers will be linking PARK(ing) Day teams with street performers, artists and those with a positive message.
Also, if you have some materials you would like to donate or see “upcycled” to form part of a temporary public space, please get in touch with the organisers, Penang Institute.
Hurry up! Register online now at mygeorgetown.my by Friday, 11 September!