Don't miss the creative parklets on September 21st, 2018
The Philadelphia Design District is getting ready to shake the streets of Old City District with its first participation to PARK(ing) Day PHL.
PARK(ing) Day PHL, which is held annually on the third Friday of September, provides an opportunity to explore how public spaces could be better designed to serve us all. Throughout the streets of Philadelphia, parking spaces on the street will be transformed into mini "parklets". These parklets will allow people to better understand how much space in the city is given over to automobiles (Philly has 3.7 parking spaces PER HOUSEHOLD) and invite the visitors to engage with cleverly designed, temporary public spaces.
These vignettes or parklets are an opportunity to promote green and pedestrian friendly urban spaces with smart design ideas.
A map of all the parklet locations will be available for download beginning on September 13th on the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design website.
Some members of the Philadelphia Design District will create their own parklets sharing their interpretations for design within an urban space. Their goal is to challenge the visitors to consider whether we are making the best use of our limited urban spaces, using their natural creative mindset to turn the public space into a surprising and intriguing environment.