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AIAS Creates Park(ing) Day Space in Providence

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event for artists, designers, and citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This year in Providence on September 19, 2014, 32 “parklets” were created across the city supported by the City of Providence and other sponsors, including a parklet by RWU’s American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter. Other participants included URI’s Lanscape Architecture students, Providence’s Office of Sustainability & Healthy Communities, Veri/Waterman Associates & Northeast Collaborative Architects, City of Providence Planning Department, AIA RI Emerging Professionals, Groden Center Greenhouse, DASH Bicycle, Peace Flag Project, Bananas,  Climate Anxiety Counseling, New Urban Arts, Elorza for Mayor, Fertile Underground, Classic Café, Union Studio Architecture and Community Design, Partnership for Providence Parks @ City Hall, Blick Art, NAIL, and Zipcar.