The VPSN serves as a trusted, independent voice for public space in Vancouver. We aim to champion public space in a timely, relevant and insightful manner – and with a view to promoting the public good.
We like to advocacy for good public space in a variety of ways. Successful advocacy isn’t about finger-wagging; rather, it’s about showcasing the positives, and raising awareness around the inherint potential of good public space. Advocacy means raising awareness through tried and true methods – letters and deputations – along with a varriety creative means. We like to think that almost all of our projects have an advocacy component – because our hope is that each and every initiative we engage in will help to create better, more vibrant places for people.
Selected Recent Advocacy
- Surveillance cameras on Granville Street? | February 2018 | Safe Spaces | VPSN letter to City Council
- Improving walkability: curb cuts are key, but how about a broader Pedestrian Strategy? | Janauary 2018 | Walking | VPSN letter to City Council
- Three ideas to improve the experience of speaking to City Council | January 2018 | Democratic spaces | VPSN letter to City Clerk
- A better bike lane for Cambie Bridge? | January 2018 | Walking, Cycling, Streets | VPSN letter to City Council
- The language of place: indigenous naming and renaming | October 2017 | Open spaces | VPSN article