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Jenn Judge, ASLA
RIASLA Trustee
providenceparkingday@gmail.com

RIASLA, APARI, Collaborate to Bring Seventh Annual PARK(ing) Day to Providence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PROVIDENCE, RI, 8/8/2019 – The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) and the American Planning Association Rhode Island Chapter (APARI) are collaborating with the City of Providence Department of Public Works, Planning and Development, and Culture and Tourism to bring the seventh annual, city-wide celebration of PARK(ing) Day to Providence, Rhode Island on Friday, September 20th.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, international event that brings together artists, designers, non-profit organizations, and citizens to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks known as parklets. Since 2012, PARK(ing) Day Providence participants have created over 30 parklets throughout the city. Parklet designers work with local businesses, bringing enthusiasm and energy to the area, while being sensitive to the needs of the shopkeepers and their customers.

PARK(ing) Day celebrates and strengthens our connection with nature, our sense of community, and enhances the overall public awareness about the importance of green space in our urban environment. More information regarding PARK(ing) Day Providence can be found at parkingdaypvd.org, and a global map of all participating cities is available on the PARK(ing) Day website, at parkingday.org. Follow us on Facebook https:// http://www.facebook.com/parkingdaypvd.

PARK(ing) Day was created by Rebar Art & Design Studio in 2005. Rebar was an interdisciplinary design firm in San Francisco that combined art, design activism, and ecology to create objects, spaces, and ideas to inspire people to re-imagine the environment and their place in it.

About ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. To learn more visit http://www.asla.org

About APARI
APA-RI is one of 47 chapters and 20 divisions of the American Planning Association. We are a non-profit public interest and research organization dedicated to urban, suburban, regional and rural planning. Our mission statement is to “positively shape the planning profession by providing a forum for the understanding and application of sound planning principles within the State of RI and to provide leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating and recognizing excellence in community planning”. We do this through advocacy, networking, outreach and professional development. Found out more at http://www.rhodeislandapa.org.

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For more information about the PARK(ing) Day Providence event, contact:

Jenn Judge, RIASLA email: providenceparkingday@gmail.com
Krista Moravec, APA-RI email: providenceparkingday@gmail.com