As part of its continued commitment to giving back to the community it serves, Miami Parking Authority (MPA) is proud to support The Miami Foundation’s 2016 Public Space Challenge, an initiative that aims to discover the best ideas for creating, improving and activating parks, plazas and local gathering places.
More than 400 ideas were submitted for this year’s program, setting a record for the number of entries since the program’s inception in 2012. Nineteen projects were selected as winners, three of which were sponsored by MPA. These included the use of a parking space to create a parklet in East Little Havana that would provide an open gathering space in a densely populated area; a temporary environmental art installation along a section of the Miami baywalk with the goal of generating discussion and action toward a permanently improved waterfront trail in Downtown Miami; and the temporary transformation of three vehicular lanes and interior parking bays in Downtown Miami into activated people spaces to promote a 24/7 livable city for users of all ages.
“MPA is always looking for ways to provide a vibrant urban environment where people can enjoy a better quality of life,” said Arthur Noriega, CEO of MPA. “By supporting these projects, we are a step closer to making them a permanent reality.”