POP.Park Competition

POP.Parks will be public spaces produced from readily available, reclaimed or post-consumer recycled materials that will emerge from a regular, cardboard box.

Category Other Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage , Onymous
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 1 September 2009 GoogleCal iCal
1 September 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

It's estimated that 80% of New York City's public space is made up of our streets and sidewalks. With less than half of New Yorkers owning cars, it only makes sense that these streets are allocated for the maximum benefit of the public. That is, more space for people and less space for cars.
For the past two years, Park(ing) Day Park Builders proved that this shift can happen one 8'x15' parking spot at time. Answering the age old call, "Whose Streets? Our Streets!", the POP.Park Competition will transform Park(ing) Day NYC from a once-a-year act of reclamation to an everyday statement. The winning submission -- transportable, affordable and easy to use--will add the immediate potential of public space to every block, every day of the year.

Transportation Alternative staff, POPular vote

The winners will be announced at T.A.'s annual REDUX event and the winning POP.Park prototype will be fabricated and sold on the T.A. website.

Entry Fee

5 images and Materials list and Materials budget (must total less than $20)

Park(ing) Day, POP.Park prototype installation and POPular voting: September 18, 2009
Park(ing) Day REDUX: Date TBD

Transportation Alternatives

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