Park(ing) Day

Park(ing) DAY is a planned action in which selected parking spaces are temporarily redesigned and used for one day. With the help of interested citizens, locations are selected and design proposals are implemented.


Type of intervention: Action
Project character: appropriation / event
Topic: sustainable mobility / green city / social city
Project goal: appropriation / discourse / activation

Project location: Munich; various locations
Project dimension: 2018: 35 parking spaces à 12m2 (420m2)

Project period: 14.09.2018 - 2019 the Park(ing) DAY is cancelled
Project duration: 1 day
Project frequency: recurring, since 2007
Project timetable: completed

Open space type: street space
Ownership: public land
Accessibility: not restricted

Clients: none
Creators: Green City e.V. // Activist
Project partners: unknown
Other actors: Local residents, associations (BUND, LBV, ADFC) // Entrepreneur, citizen, activist

(Contract) Budget: none
Funding: City of Munich
Own funds: donations, volunteer work

Planning context ★★★★☆
Thematic planning context:
Behind the project is the demand for more open spaces for people. The aim is to show what alternative uses are possible in parking lots or street space and to draw attention to their potential.

Spatial planning reference:
There is usually no planning reference for the street space that is directly converted.

Research sources
Glöckner, Martin, no data. PARK(ing) Day beautifies Munich's streets., 06 Jun. 2019.                     
Meyer, Robert, Sept. 14, 2018. blooming landscapes., June 06, 2019.                                                 
Written interview on 06/13/2019 and 06/17/2019 with Wolfgang Heidenreich (Green City e.V.).

Author*s profile
Beatrice Leitner, Rafel Stutz

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel