This story was submitted to us by professor Karen Beck Pooley who directs the environmental policy design program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, a small town an hour outside of Philadelphia.
"Over the course of 10 weeks, a group of students at Lehigh University has developed and tested a low-cost, effective solution for parklets in Bethlehem, PA. A total of 7 parklets, using low-cost material and modular design, were designed and installed in different areas across South Side Bethlehem; each with a different purpose (outdoor seating, interactive music garden, performance space, etc.). The parklets were then tested for a two week period, seeing if they are beneficial for smaller cities like Bethlehem and how the community was effected by them. To learn more about our design and detailed information about each of the ten parklets, visit the pages at the menu bar above
Our goal at Pop-Up Parklets is to design and develop a low-cost, effective solution that smaller cities can use and replicate across the world to bring the wonderful world of parklets into their community. Improving Walkability, One Parklet at a Time!"
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