- Thursday, March 31st 6-8 pm – SPA Movie Night: “Naked City” – UH 521
- Thursday April 7th 6-7pm – Guest Speaker: Randy Phillips Landscape Architect from Osda studios – UH 521
- April 9th – 12th – APA Conference in Boston
- Thursday, April 14th 6-7pm – IUS Speaker Series – Architecture Auditorium
- Thursday, April 21st 6-8pm – SPA Movie Night: “Flag Wars” – UH 521
- Monday, May 2nd 4-6:30 – Zukin Presentation on “Naked City” – Architecture Auditorium
- Tuesday, May 3rd 3-5pm – Zukin Round Table on “Naked City” – Planetarium
- Friday, May 13th Tentative date for end of the year event
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PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good. Thanks to everyone who came out to visit our park!
An oasis in a parking lot.
Writeup in the Shorthorn
More pictures on Facebook
Special thanks to the Office of Sustainability and the UTA Police for their support. Thanks to Dr. Jeff Howard, Mike Garcia, Michelle Harvey, D.J. Badon, Clyde Sebastian, Jeff Boswell, Calloway’s Nursery, Michael Berry, Eric Ward, and some anonymous friends who all helped SPA create the park using very little funds. And thank you to all the SPA members who helped out and everyone who came out to enjoy the park!
See you all next year?
We’re still ironing out the details but on Friday, September 17th, SPA will be converting two parking spaces, about 370 square feet, into an oasis from the surrounding pavement desert of Student Parking Lot 49. PARK(ing) Day will happen right here at UTA, thanks in part to the Office of Sustainability for their support and sponsorship and to University Police for their cooperation and support. Hopefully students will begin to think critically about how space is used and if that use really reflects their values.
What is PARK(ing) Day?
Since 2005 groups and individuals across the globe have participated in PARK(ing) Day, an annual event innovated by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, in which activists, artists, and other urban thinkers turn parking spots into temporary public parks for the day. The purpose and mission of PARK(ing) Day is “to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.” The event is organized on-line and acted out on local city streets across the globe. For more information, please see http://www.parkingday.org/.
See photos of other parks at the PARK(ing) Day Flickr Pool.
See our facebook event.
Please come out to visit our PARK on Friday, September 17th in Student Parking Lot 49! SPA will be out there from 8am till 5pm.
The first SPA meeting of this semester will be held on Tuesday, September 7, at 6:00pm in University Hall on the 5th floor (room TBA, or just wander around till you find us, or follow the pizza smell).
We will discuss upcoming SPA events and ask for your input on what you would like to see SPA do this semester.
See you there!
SPA will be holding a pizza party in Dallas this Friday, April 2nd, starting at 7pm. Check your SUPA listserv emails for the address, or contact SPA.
Members from the Student Planning Associated toured the Tarrant County Master Gardener’s Community Garden at the Fort Worth Resource center Saturday, March 29th.
On the tour we discussed sustainbility practices such as rain water collection, reducing run-off water, composting, and the value of native plant life. The Master Gardeners have classes to educate the public and provide plots for a nominal fee. Food produced by the demostration gardens goes to the Tarrent County Foodbank and herbs are used by culinary job training programs. These gardens provide great resources and education opportunities for the community.
If you are interested in learning more see the TCMG website.
Join SPA this Thursday for a social outing at TGI Friday’s in Arlington.
This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students outside of class. Although this event is organized by SPA, it is not ’sponsored’ by SPA, so please be prepared to purchase any food and drinks. All SUPA students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome!
Thursday, Feb. 25, 8pm-11pm
TGI Friday’s at 1524 N Collins in Arlington
SPA will be hosting a meeting next week to discuss methods of getting student feedback to SUPA. If you have been frustrated about not having a designated route to report your concerns about your SUPA experience, or if you have ideas on how we might better communicate with SUPA administrators, please join us.
Irby Foster, Graduate Student Senate Representative for SUPA, and officers from the Student Planning Association and Pi Alpha Alpha will be present to lead a brainstorming session for ideas to get student feedback to SUPA administrators.
The meeting will take place in University Hall, Room 521 on Monday, February 15th from 6:00 to 6:45pm.
Hello SUPA students!
There will be at potluck dinner party open to all SUPA students and friends. The dinner will be this Friday, the 12th from 6:30 to 10:00pm at Michele’s house. There will be Wii, pool, good food, and most importantly good people. Some come kick-back with fellow planning students. If you are culinary inclined please bring something to share, if not no worries. Significant Others welcome.
The address is 7207 Greenspoint Dr. Arlington, TX 76001. If you are driving go south on Cooper (about 7 miles) then turn right on Harris Street, then turn right on the second street, Greenspoint Dr. If you need a ride let us know and we can set up some carpooling!