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September 14, 2018 at 9:00 PM

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Park(ing) Day 2018 – Reimagining Robson Street

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Join us next Friday, September 21 on the 1000-block of Robson Street (at Burrard) for our 2018 Park(ing) Day intervention! We’ll be taking a few street parking spaces and transforming them into a sweet public space for you to enjoy – complete with seating, games, a teeter-totter, trees, and more.

There are more than 7,500 metered parking spaces in Vancouver. By reclaiming some of these spaces, we hope to encourage people to re-imagine the possibilities for new and different types of public space in our urban landscape.

The VPSN intervention will be part of several taking place. The Robson Street Business Association has been working with the City’s Viva Vancouver to help create a series of interventions along the street. Be sure to drop by during the day and check out the placemaking magic. You’ll also see other activations by the Vancouver Design Nerds and CityHive.

BACKGROUND
Originally devised in 2005 by ReBar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. Since 2005, the project has blossomed into a worldwide grassroots movement: The Vancouver Public Space Network has been undertaking Park(ing) Day interventions since 2008.

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