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

Oakridge Centre - Connecting Area 1 - Clip Park Board approves final concept for new Oakridge Centre park

On Monday, the Park Board approved the final concept for the proposed Oakridge Centre park. Once built, this will be comprise a significant new series of green and open spaces that will be be integrated throughout the shopping centre and residential... Continue reading »

July 11, 2018   |   0 comments
French Quarter - edit Parklets For People: Reconsidering the Parking Space as a Small Urban Park

By Jada Natalie Stevens In the 20th century, we built cities around a grid of car-accessible spaces. When roads were planned, on-street parking was incorporated into the outside lane, offering parking in close proximity to businesses, homes, and services. It... Continue reading »

July 8, 2018   |   0 comments
Kitsilano Beach Maximizing the benefits of waterfront public space

by Anke Hurt Communities of all sizes are actively preserving waterfront space for public use. Beaches and waterfront parks are a versatile and robust asset, valued for their beauty, their role in providing shoreline habitat, their cultural and recreational opportunities,... Continue reading »

June 20, 2018   |   0 comments
QE Theatre - Plaza Reconciliation and public space: two plazas given Indigenous names

An important day for public space in Vancouver! The plazas located on the north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery, and in front of Queen Elizableth Theatre, were given Indigenous names earlier today – šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square and šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn,... Continue reading »

June 18, 2018   |   0 comments
Arbutus Lookout Share your thoughts: Arbutus Greenway permanent design concept

by Naomi W. Reichstein, VPSN Arbutus Greenway Project Lead Today is the last day to share your thoughts on the recently revealed Arbutus Greenway design concept. Take this survey to comment on the proposal. In a series of open houses this... Continue reading »

May 6, 2018   |   0 comments