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

Busy street market with various wares for sale and people strolling around. Public Space Forum: Street Vending and the Vital Economy

Many of us flock to market districts when we’re traveling. We scan the random wares for sale, enjoy the bustling aisles between tents and blankets, the hawking vendors, and the variety of exchanges taking place. So why is Vancouver’s street vending district not... Continue reading »

November 13, 2019   |   0 comments
Would you complain if your view of the mountains was blocked by an advertisement? Big Ideas for the City: Billboard Strategies

Billboards in public spaces are ugly and offensive. They block views of the mountains, distract drivers and allow private individuals to profit from publicly funded spaces. Furthermore, over 50% of outdoor advertising billboards in Vancouver do not meet present bylaw... Continue reading »

August 20, 2019   |   0 comments
7547152222_e6810b41cc_o Featured Event – VPSN Annual General Meeting – CHANGE OF DATE

UPDATE: We are rescheduling our AGM, and moving it to Fall 2019. Please stay tuned for time and venue details. We will be using the September 10 meeting for our regular monthly updates and activities It’s that time again! Our Annual... Continue reading »

August 20, 2019   |   0 comments
life between umbrellas twitter banner extension Life Between Umbrellas – Announcing the Winners Event

Join us as we reveal the jury-selected and people’s choice winners from the Life Between Umbrellas competition. The competition saw a wealth of great ideas for rain-friendly public spaces – and now it’s time to see who will take home an award!... Continue reading »

July 6, 2019   |   0 comments
IMG_7252 Life Between Umbrellas – long weekend voting events – UPDATED

Update: A few revised dates are included in this article. Happy Canada Day long weekend! Here’s hoping you have some great opportunities to celebrate the 152+ years of the country and the thousands of years of cultural history that have... Continue reading »

June 29, 2019   |   0 comments