Image: MDASLA Park(ing) Day 2010, Fells Point, Baltimore, by the architecture-planning firm Ayers Saint Gross.
In Baltimore and Annapolis, leading landscape architecture firms are behind various Park(ing) Day initiatives. In Baltimore, this includes EDSA
, Mahan Rykiel
, and Floura Teeter
I think it's cool that landscape architecture firms, companies that make much of their income from doing plans for local governments, are willing to step up and challenge convention.
And in Silver Spring the national capital chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism will be doing an event on Ellsworth Avenue.
In Baltimore's Reservoir Hill, the Reservoir Hill Improvement Council's neighborhood greening initiatives is doing a Park(ing) Day event by converting teacher parking spaces at the local school, John Eager Howard Elementary, into a composting operation. See "9/16 PARK(ing) Day at John Eager Howard
" from the Greening Reservoir Hill blog.
Labels: civic engagement, landscape architecture, parks and open space, urban design/placemaking, urban revitalization