GETTING READY FOR SEPTEMBER 18 2009.
Changing the city until the meter runs out.
Feb 19, 2008
Talking Point (#3) Urban Heat Island
Urban Heat Island effect occurs when heat is stored in our cities - in the asphalt, in building materials, and heat from exhaust and mechanical operations etc. You may have noticed it on a smaller scale walking in certain streets or buildings and at a city scale it can be a regional concern. Through physical design, heat island effect can be addressed through elements such as -
PARK(ing) Day started in 2005 as a temporary art project to raise awareness about the lack of green spaces in San Francisco’s downtown. It’s based on the idea that feeding a parking meter is like “renting” a space. But instead of parking car, why not park something better! Every September, people around the world are now transforming ‘car parks’ to ‘people parks’. These PARKs are fun and visual symbols of communities wanting to improve urban quality.
PARK(ing) Day is all about 1) Calling attention to the importance of urban public spaces 2) Rethinking the way we use our streets 3) Creating diverse conversations about how we make sustainable cities.
Brisbane PARK(ing) also proudly supports PARKers in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. Email us and we can link you.
This is currently NOT Brisbane City Council endorsed. Building PARKs on PARK(ing) Day is at your own risk. You will be acting independently of REBAR and the coordinators of Brisbane PARK(ing) Day. Read the BCC parking local laws. Obey the law, be sensible and have fun!
By participating in PARK(ing) Day, you voluntarily and entirely assume the risk of liability and agree to indemnify and hold harmless REBAR, the coordinators of of Brisbane PARK(ing) Day, Brisbane City Council and other land owners of parking spaces, and their respective employees, officers, directors and members. You also agree to obey the law and the directives of any duly-authorized law enforcement officer.
Remember, PARK(ing) Day is about operating for the broader public good!
Brisbane PARK(ing) Day is an open invitation to ANYONE who cares about the design and quality of our urban places and communities. PARK(ing) Day is currently being supported by some of Brisbane's most passionate and creative individuals, businesses and groups including -