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ASLA Celebrates PARK(ing) Day with Climate-Themed Parklet


2019-09-20
ASLA Parklet at Center for Landscape Architecture

Today, the national headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) celebrates PARK(ing) Day with a climate-themed parklet.

"Today, National ASLA and many of our chapters nationwide are using PARK(ing) Day to demonstrate how streetscapes can be better designed to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions," said Wendy Miller, FASLA, President-Elect of ASLA. "Reducing parking spaces means more space for low-carbon forms of transportation like walking and bicycling. It is ideal that this year’s Parking Day coincides with the Youth Climate Strike that draws attention to the perils of the climate crisis.”

The parklet, designed in partnership with landscape architecture firm Lee & Associates, encourages passersby to sit and take part in interactive activities aimed at informing the public about the effects of climate change.

ASLA is also offering tours of its Smart Policies for a Changing Climate Exhibition, currently running in the Center for Landscape Architecture, which details the many ways landscape architects design for resilience, adaptation, and mitigation.

Learn more about ASLA & PARK(ing) Day.

See pictures from ASLA Chapters of PARK(ing) Day 2019. 


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