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Proposed design concept, Safeway site, Grandview and Commercial (Grandview-Woodland Community Plan) Milestones 2016: VCPC hosts panel on year’s top planning developments

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead From the Grandview-Woodland community plan to the City’s purchase of the Arbutus Greenway, from the launch of Vancouver’s Mobi bike-share and the permanent redesignation of the 800 block of... Continue reading »

February 12, 2017   |   0 comments
"Artbutus": Street art along the Arbutus Greenway calls for more/photo by Naomi Reichstein Talking the line: Visions for Arbutus Greenway at stakeholder workshop

Writing and photography by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead We’ve been following closely the latest developments on the Arbutus Greenway, Vancouver’s 9-km rail-to-trail corridor. On February 2, I was excited to attend the stakeholders’ workshop... Continue reading »

February 9, 2017   |   0 comments
Audacity banner png Audacity: SCARP symposium on bold ideas for planning communities

This looks to be of interest for friends of public space and urban planning. Our good friends at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) have announced their ninth annual symposium, upcoming on Friday, March 3, 2017. The day-long... Continue reading »

February 8, 2017   |   0 comments
Arbutus_Greenway Crossing - Joep O Back on track: Vancouver resumes Arbutus Greenway construction and consultation

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead Photos by Joep Olthuis In October, we reported on Vancouver’s unprecedented rail-to-trail Arbutus Greenway project and on the VPSN’s advocacy for making the most of this corridor as... Continue reading »

January 28, 2017   |   0 comments
NEFC Park Design Program Update #2: Northeast False Creek Park Design Advisory Group

by Wendee Lang, VPSN Open Spaces  The Northeast False Creek consultation process now finds itself nearly six months deep and the subject of VPSN’s second update on the topic (see my first post here). December marked the third meeting between... Continue reading »

January 17, 2017   |   0 comments