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November 20, 2018 at 9:26 AM

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Featured Event – Draft Principles for Rain-Friendly Public Spaces (Workshop)

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Umbrella Wall - Robson

Early in 2019, we’ll be launching our Life Between Umbrellas design competition to encourage the creation of rain-friendly public spaces. Even more exciting: we’re working on an agreement with the City of Vancouver to help deliver this exciting initiative.

As part of this overall project, we’ve been connecting with community-members this past year to gather ideas for ways to improve Vancouver’s public spaces during the winter months. (You may remember our various umbrella wall activities from spring, our early share-back of ideas in the VanBubble during Vancouver Design Week, or our more recent presentation at SFU’s City Conversations).

We’ve got another great opportunity coming up to help shaping the competition. On Tuesday, December 4, we’re holding a workshop on draft principles for rain-friendly public spaces. It’s open to anyone who is interested in helping us to review and refine the work that we’ve done to date, and to help us craft the principles will be used to inform the Design Competition.

We’re just in the process of finalizing a location for this event. If you’d like to be part of the discussion, please let us know. Email

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