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

Hein April Meet-up: Parks + Open Space with Scot Hein

Our next VPSN monthly meet-up focuses on Parks and Open Spaces. We’re delighted to welcome back UBC Urban Design Professor Scot Hein, who will share work from the first 5 years of UBC’s Masters of Urban Design Program, including the... Continue reading »

April 8, 2019   |   0 comments
Bubble_DesignNerds Feature Event: Bubble Design Jams for Rain-friendly Public Space

Our friends at the Vancouver Design Nerds are hosting a a fun-filled day of activities at 800 Robson, including design jam workshops for the Life Between Umbrellas Design Ideas and Activation Contest. The activities take place inside the Nerds’ giant inflated... Continue reading »

April 2, 2019   |   0 comments
LifeBetweenUmbrellas_website Life Between Umbrellas – design ideas competition website

The Life Between Umbrellas competition website is now live, so be sure to head to LifeBetweenUmbrellas.ca to learn more about our exciting design ideas and activation competition. The website contains information on the three competition streams (and the submission requirements and... Continue reading »

March 1, 2019   |   0 comments
Umbrella_Image Featured Activity: Life Between Umbrellas Launch Event

Join us tonight for the launch of Life Between Umbrellas – a design ideas competition that is looking for new and creative ways to improve public space and public life during Vancouver’s wet weather months. If you have an idea... Continue reading »

February 27, 2019   |   0 comments
Square Success! Council votes to fund permanent plaza at 800-Robson

Fantastic news! Earlier this afternoon, by a vote of 8-3, City Council approved funding for the 800-block Robson Square plaza. Vancouver’s preeminent public square is getting a permanent make-over, with the approved investment enabling the transformation of a draft design into a... Continue reading »

February 13, 2019   |   0 comments