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

David Lam Park - Entrance A park in the towers: David Lam, VanPlay, and the things that make up a good greenspace

Article and lead photo by Bobby Sanghera. The Vancouver Park Board is currently undertaking an initiative called VanPlay, which will result in a 25-year masterplan to guide the creation and maintenance of parks, community centres, and recreational facilities within the... Continue reading »

March 6, 2018   |   0 comments
Granville at Night - Jason Thibault - MassiveKontent Surveillance cameras on Granville Street?

Late in February, City Council looked at a motion to do with “Upgrading, Reviewing, and Revising the Granville Entertainment District.” It was a lengthy motion and referenced a number of previous work items that Council, and City staff, had tabled.... Continue reading »

March 1, 2018   |   0 comments
How We Vote - Logo Last day! Share your thoughts on electoral reform in BC

Later this year, citizens of British Columbia will have an important – and potentially game-changing opportunity to shape the province’s voting system. In the fall, a special referendum will be held to ask residents whether or not people want to... Continue reading »

February 28, 2018   |   0 comments
wider sidewalks Improving walkability: curb cuts are key, but how about a broader Pedestrian Strategy?

This story has been updated.  In January, a Council motion was introduced by Councillors Elizabeth Ball and Melissa DeGenova which called for focussed attention on the City’s pedestrian curb ramp program. This is the portion of the City’s budget that... Continue reading »

February 18, 2018   |   0 comments
Pioneer Courthouse Square Field Notes: Pioneer Courthouse Square – Portland’s Living Room

Article and cover photo by Hema Ramnani. Affectionately referred to as the city’s ‘living room,’ the red brick amphitheater that makes up Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square represents a highly successful recipe for activation and place-making. Like a living room or... Continue reading »

February 15, 2018   |   0 comments