November 28, 2018
Author: Gracie A. Laychock
American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter
Merit Award, General Design Category, Project “Pop Up Parks: Low Cost, Low Risk, High Impact Installations.” 2018.
These temporary Pop Up Park installations, located in Doylestown, PA, represent creative and innovative design experiments that have helped overcome resistance against losing parking, and have changed public perceptions about green spaces as catalysts for social, economic and environmental benefits. These Pop Up Parks have attracted a following asking for its annual return, they were used as models for similar installations in other locations and communities, and they have started serious conversations about ways of making them permanent.