Montana State University

Landscape design students celebrate Parking Day

September 20, 2013 -- Kelly Gorham/MSU News Service

Montana State University College of Agriculture senior landscape design students Austin Chapin, left, Gina Christofanelli and Jordan Dennis assemble a foliage canopy along College Street Friday, September 20, 2013 as part of International Parking Day in Bozeman, Mont. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham   High-Res Available

Montana State University College of Agriculture senior landscape design students Austin Chapin, left, Gina Christofanelli and Jordan Dennis assemble a foliage canopy along College Street Friday, September 20, 2013 as part of International Parking Day in Bozeman, Mont. MSU photo by Kelly GorhamMontana State University College of Agriculture senior landscape design student Austin Chapin puts finishing touches on a foliage canopy along College Street Friday, September 20, 2013 as part of International Parking Day in Bozeman, Mont. MSU photo by Kelly GorhamMSU photo by Kelly Gorham

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Students in Montana State University’s College of Agriculture Senior Landscape Design Studio took to the streets Friday in Bozeman to participate in Parking Day. The annual international event is held to create awareness that a public space can be created in many places and that many people can enjoy a small space usually reserved for one vehicle. Landscape design assistant professor Rebekah Van Wieren says the challenge is to create a meaningful space that is quick to construct and encourages the students to interact with users as opposed to a design on paper. This space along College Street features a shade canopy and benches for seating to accommodate several people. According to the Parking Day website, since its creation in 2005, the event has reached 162 cities in 35 countries over six continents. 

Contact Rebekah Van Wieren at rebekah.vanwieren@montana.edu