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Back by popular demand, mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 1st between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Eiderdown on Goss Avenue. The next City Suds Urbanism Happy Hour is geared toward PARK(ing) Day 502, that single day in September when cities across the globe convert parking spaces into temporary public places to draw attention to how we allocate public space in our cities.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to attend the event, but PARK(ing) Day co-organizers Patrick Piuma, director of the Urban Design Studio, and Patrick Smith, author of MapGrapher, will be on hand to let you know how the process works, showcase a few pop-up parks from across the country, and offer pointers for building your own park.

Last year, Louisville had seven great pop-up parks located around the core of the city, and this year we’re hoping to see even more! PARK(ing) Day is a great way for your office to get outside and work on laptops for the day, for your organization to get some exposure, and for you to help keep Louisville weird. Stop by the City Suds Urbanism Happy Hour to pick up your free registration form, ask any questions you might have about the event, and chat with your fellow urbanists.

Even if you don’t plan on building a PARK(ing) Day pop-up park, head over for some discussion and brainstorming on how to improve Louisville’s public realm. And be sure to follow PARK(ing) Day 502 on Twitter @parkingday502, like our Facebook page, and tell your friends about the event here. You can check out more information on PARK(ing) Day 502, view pop-up park inspiration galleries, and download a free registration form on the official PARK(ing) Day 502 website.

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