Park(ing) Day Returns: Friday, September 18

Park(ing) Day, a national event to raise awareness of the need for green spaces in urban areas, is returning to Philadelphia on September 18.  Park(ing) Day originated in San Francisco in 2005 by the art collective Rebar. The Trust for Public Land became involved with the project in 2006, and helped to make it a national celebration. Last year Park(ing) day was introduced to Philadelphia with over thirty groups of activists, artists, architects, and other citizens transforming parking spaces into temporary public parks throughout the city.  The event was a huge success, with parks located everywhere from Old City to University City, and from Roxborough to Temple University.  Here's to another successful event in 2009.
Contact Pamela H. Zimmerman at if you would like to get involved. 

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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