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Streetfilms: Depaving Day in Portland

1:42 PM EDT on June 19, 2008

Our coverage of the Toward Carfree Cities conference continues with this Streetfilm from Elizabeth Press, who brings us a unique public service project.

Hundreds of conference participants helped break and remove asphalt from a 3,000 square foot parking lot. Depave.orgis the mastermind behind the Fargo Garden Project. They promote theremoval of unnecessary concrete and asphalt from urban areas.Depave.org will continue to work with Goldsmith Properties to transformthis now asphalt-free site into a community greenspace. Once completed,the site will be used to educate the public about pavement removal andstorm water drainage management.

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