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DIY kits to help build your own mini-park anywhere there is space on the street. http://f-st.co/qCfDtBK  pic.twitter.com/BjJYdzT2Ti

There’s a new energy around temporary street spaces that is sprouting up in cities. The goal of these kits is to help anyone get them off the ground as quickly as possible.

One idea that has spread around the globe is PARK(ing) Day, an annual event in September in which curb parking spaces are transformed into people places for a day. It all started in San Francisco in 2005, when a design firm called Rebar turned a single on-street parking space into a temporary public park with sod, a bench, and a tree. In 2011, the event grew to nearly 1,000 PARK(ing) Day parks in 162 cities worldwide. Arizmendi-Bakery-Parklet-9th-Avenue-San-Francisco

Parklets provide pocket spaces for pedestrians to sit and relax, while also improving walkability. Avenue Parklet hosted by Arizmendi Bakery. Photo by: Jack Verdoni Architecture. Courtesy of SF Planning Dep.