Last year, REBAR reclaimed the street for parks and people by transforming a metered parking spot into a park. Now they want San Franciscans' support to enlivening the streets and improving the quality of urban human habitat.
September 21, 2006 will be PARK(ing) Day.!
Goal is to call attention to the need for more urban parks and public places; and to connect with ways to permanently reclaim urban space for people.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.