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Is a street just a street ?

Our cities are interwoven with streets. At first glance, one might think that streets are just for mobility, yet they in fact have far more diverse functions. They provision for open space and ventilation, they are meeting places for city dwellers – they are the very stages of city life.

Street space is public space.

If you look at any typical street in a European city, it doesn’t take long to notice that a large part of the public space available is reserved for private parking.

Isn’t public space for everyone ?

Other possible uses of this space, which could have strong positive effects on the city and its inhabitants, are not just discouraged, but prohibited. You cannot build a bench to sit on, plant vegetables, or open a café – you can’t even park a bike.

The value of a parking space.

On close inspection, you will find that in almost all cities, parking is subsidized. For example, a residential parking permit in Munich costs just 30 Euros a year. When this price is calculated in terms of square meterage per month and compared with other prices, it puts things in perspective.
At just under 20 Euros per square meter, there is nothing else available to rent for private use in our cities: no apartment, no underground parking space, no garden, not even a place to park a bike.


Having a parking space can be so affordable.

Then having your own park can be, too!

A small commercial Pick-up can be bought for very little, and with a bit of DIY knowhow, can soon be transformed into a private park.

So much more is possible than just a parking space – build yourself:


… a summer terrace
… a vegetable garden
… a grill area
… an outdoor chess board
… a bike rack
… a pool

Park back your city!

Cars belong to the city, but the city does not belong to cars! Together, we can raise awareness of public areas and open a discussion about the use of the spaces that are available to us.

Become a Parkparker and change your city !

A new start for our streets !

Joni Mitchell famously sang: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

“It’s time we reclaim our cities from car storage and use the space for what we need more of, from housing and bike lanes to sidewalk cafes and parks.”


– Richard Florida, Autor


News from ParkYourPark

Banner basteln, Schilder beschriften und Leute zusammentrommeln! Am 24.09.2021 wird weltweit beim #Klimastreik für den Klimaschutz gestreikt. In München ist das @ifub_architecture um 12 Uhr am Königsplatz. Kommt auch vorbei!
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Make banners, write on signs and get people together! On 24.09.2021 there will be a worldwide strike for the environment. In Munich, @ifub_architecture will be at Königsplatz at 12 noon. Come along too!
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#klimastreikmünchen #fridaysforfuturegermany #fridaysforfuturemunich #fridaysforfuturemünchen #ParkDeinPark #Parkparker #MehrGrün #ParkyourPark #Pa­ra­dig­men­wech­sel #paradigmshift #grüneliebe #garden #garten #ape #MehrGrün #Moregreen #carisover
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Ciao Sorella! Mit mediterranen #Sukkulenten auf dem Rücken verschönert die #Ape auch in ihrem Herkunftsland Italien die Straßen. Danke an @frau_cesca
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Ciao Sorella! With Mediterranean #succulents on its back, the #Ape also beautifies the streets in its country of origin, Italy. Thanks to @frau_cesca
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#ParkDeinPark #Parkparker #MehrGrün #ParkyourPark #grüneliebe #garden #garten #ape #appiaggio #diyproject #grünearchitektur #straßenpoesie #straßenkunst #grünestadt #stadtplanung #stadtgarten #architecture_munich #reuse #MehrGrün #Moregreen #carisover #Straßenkunst #Urbandesign #Greenarchitecture
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Unsere #KrasseKresse wuchert und wuchert!
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Our crazy cress proliferates and proliferates!
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#Kapuzinerkresse #ParkDeinPark #Parkparker #MehrGrün #ParkyourPark #Pa­ra­dig­men­wech­sel #grüneliebe #garden #garten #ape #appiaggio #diyproject #grünearchitektur #straßenpoesie #straßenkunst #grünestadt #stadtplanung #stadtgarten #architecture_munich #reuse #MehrGrün #Moregreen #carisover #Straßenkunst #Urbandesign #Greenarchitecture
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Diese griechische #Ape hat im Parken wohl ihre Lebensaufgabe gefunden. Wer weiß, was mit unserer Ape in 50 Jahren passiert… Vielleicht ein Verweis in die #grünezukunft?
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This Greek Ape has probably found its life's work in parking. Who knows what will happen to our Ape in 50 years... Perhaps a reference to the future?
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Foto: @momopenker
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#ParkDeinPark #Parkparker #MehrGrün #ParkyourPark #Pa­ra­dig­men­wech­sel #grüneliebe #garden #garten #ape #appiaggio #diyproject #grünearchitektur #straßenpoesie #straßenkunst #grünestadt #stadtplanung #stadtgarten #architecture_munich #reuse #MehrGrün #Moregreen #carisover #Straßenkunst #Urbandesign #Greenarchitecture
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Weihnachtsape. In diesem Sinne frohe, feine und gesunde Tage für euch! Auf ein grüneres 2021!
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It’s a Christmas Ape. We wish you a merry christmas. Enjoy and stay healthy! Cheers to a greener 2021!
#Weihnachtszeit #Rentierschlitten #Weihnachtsmann #rot #tannengrün #Tannenzweige #mehrgrüninderstadt #eingrüneres2021 #santaclaus #red #christmastime #reindeersled #firsprigs #evergreens #greenercities #greenerliving #2021
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Martin hat sich von Park‘ dein Park inspirieren lassen und seinen „Arnoldpark“ geschaffen. Der Handwagen funktioniert ähnlich wie unsere #Ape und steht an immer neuen Orten in #München. Tolles Extra: Durch #Solarzellen ist der #Handwagen nachts sogar beleuchtet!
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Martin was inspired by Park‘ dein Park an created his „Arnoldpark“. His trolley performs similar as our Ape and can be found at different locations in #Munich. A fantastic additional feature: With its #solar modules the trolley is illuminated at nighttime!
#anderssein #erfindung #buntesleben #gutesleben #grüneinseln #stadtleben #selbstgemacht #freisein #bedifferent #invention #colourfullife #goodlife #begreen #citylife #selfmade #befree
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