park(ing) day

Coombs, Gretchen (2012) park(ing) day. Contexts, 11(3), pp. 64-65.

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Abstract

Walking through the city, passersby are occasionally jolted out of the mundane by surprises that seem out of place or incongruous with the expected urban function––a hidden cafe, or an unknown public art project. If you happen to be wandering through a major city on the third Friday of September each year, you might encounter a parking space that has been temporarily transformed into a "park" with green grass, a bench and an umbrella, perhaps a lemonade stand, a nursery, or an interactive space with a survey about local issues.

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ID Code: 56739
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
DOI: 10.1177/1536504212456186
ISSN: 1536-5042
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Change (160805)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2013 06:27
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:28

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