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

Broadway extension of the Millennium Line 2017–18 federal budget: $2.2 billion for regional transit and transportation

The 2017–18 Federal budget contained some important news for Metro Vancouver, including a $2.2-billion commitment to support regional transit and transportation infrastructure. This is the largest federal investment in our transit in at least two decades, and it will help... Continue reading »

March 23, 2017   |   0 comments
Mint Plaza, San Francisco, is a publicly owned space managed by a nonprofit corporation. Photo: Sergio Ruiz on Flickr. Photo: Sergio Ruiz on Flickr. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Plaza stewardship: Taking care of our gathering places

By VPSN Plaza Stewardship committee When a plaza forms a part of urban space, who looks after it? Who oversees its upkeep, who decides what events take place there, and how are these decisions managed? Approaches to these questions fall... Continue reading »

March 22, 2017   |   0 comments
Third Beach south Spring events happening right now: Politics and heritage

The happiest of springs to you all from the VPSN! Some really exciting events are coming up, starting tonight! Thinking politics Monday, March 20 (tonight!): Tankers, Climate and Economy Hosted by: MLAs George Heyman, David Eby and Melanie Mark When:... Continue reading »

March 20, 2017   |   0 comments
Evening on English Bay, Vancouver Coastal collaborations: Georgia Strait Alliance presents the state of Vancouver’s waterfront

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, communications coordinator, VPSN On March 6, the Georgia Strait Alliance led a State of the Waterfront event at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, as part of its ongoing Waterfront Initiative. I was excited to participate along... Continue reading »

March 16, 2017   |   0 comments
Amsterdam is struggling to find parking for its 1.1 million bicycles. Photo: Joep Olthuis Amsterdam and New York have a “bicycle mayor”: Should Vancouver follow?

By Joep Olthuis The former bicycle mayor from Amsterdam, Anna Luten, is taking her innovative program to New York, both to reconstruct the city’s infrastructure around cycling and to influence the mentality of residents. The Dutch capital, where Luten developed... Continue reading »

March 14, 2017   |   0 comments