LightWave Participates in Nashville Park(ing) Day

Published October 11, 2013

On Sept. 20, artists, activists and citizens of Nashville temporarily transformed metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual global event called PARK(ing) Day.

More than 30 parking spots were transformed during this year’s event, including a space on Broadway occupied by a 9-hour urban farm sponsored by Nashville Foodscapes, Nashville Grown, the Urban Hydro Project and LightWave Solar. LightWave Solar provided power for Urban Hydro so they could demonstrate hydroponic plant products in their parking space.

PARK(ing) Day Nashville is coordinated by the Nashville Civic Design Center in conjunction with in kind support from Metro Public Works. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco.The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

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