Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces

Surfers on the artificial river Eisbach in Englischer Garten in Munich. Photo: Patrick Stahl under Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Unusual, overlooked or (formerly) illegal public spaces around the world

By Mitchell Reardon, VPSN Streets and Transportation With spring here, Vancouver residents have emerged from hibernation or descended from snowy mountain peaks to rediscover their city. Cherry blossoms, which did a remarkably good job at withstanding the elements, were the first... Continue reading »

May 19, 2017   |   0 comments
Challenger baseball field: design for people with mobility challenges, such as wheelchair-accessible artificial turf and raised obstacles removed. Photo: City of Vancouver Vancouver parks embrace accessibility, Canada’s 150th

By Gary McKenna There’s a lot going on in parks news this spring. At Hillcrest Park, the new Challenger sports field is making it easier for children with physical or cognitive disabilities to play baseball. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Park Board... Continue reading »

May 16, 2017   |   0 comments
Active Fiction lets you take a walk through a story. Photo: Jaspal Marwah Want to explore a story while walking Vancouver’s streets? Check out our Active Fiction ebook!

By Jaspal Marwah, founder & director, Active Fiction Project Have you ever wanted to walk the city alongside the characters in a favourite novel? Or experience what it might be like to amble the streets under the guidance of an... Continue reading »

May 13, 2017   |   0 comments
Golden Tree inauguration with Douglas Coupland. Photo: Christine Rondeau, https://www.flickr.com/photos/crondeau/29911930682 under Creative Commons, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Public art around us: Douglas Coupland’s Golden Tree as celebration and warning

By Aderyn Davies One of Vancouver’s most recognized cultural names has created a very shiny, bold piece of public art relating to B.C.’s old-growth forests. As a Vancouverite, I instantly recognized Golden Tree by Douglas Coupland as a replica of... Continue reading »

May 10, 2017   |   0 comments
2017BC Election ver2 The B.C. election: Surveying the public space issues

It’s May! The days are getting longer, and there’s a stir in the air. It’s a time of verdant renewal, with new shoots poking out of the muck and a gentle fragrance floating on the breeze. A pleasant cacophony of... Continue reading »

May 5, 2017   |   0 comments