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Corduroy Road Here’s the Square! Council approves permanent plaza for 800-Robson

Congratulations Vancouver! You now have a new permanent plaza in the downtown. A quick post to let you know that City Council has just approved the creation of a permanent plaza on the 800-block of Robson. This move will pedestrianize... Continue reading »

April 20, 2016   |   0 comments
Robson Square - Jazz Festival Expanding Robson Square – Let’s Make It Happen!

The City is proposing to expand Robson Square and permanently pedestrianize the 800-block of Robson Street. This is a fantastic idea, and one that the VPSN has long championed. The 800-block space has been the site of a popular temporary... Continue reading »

April 19, 2016   |   0 comments
Janette_Sadik-Khan_signature The aphorisms of Janette Sadik-Khan: eight take-aways from New York’s #Streetfight

A few weeks ago, Janette Sadik-Khan was in town to share stories of her time at the helm of New York’s Department of Transportation. The event coincided with the recent release of her new book – an engaging read titled Streetfight:... Continue reading »

April 17, 2016   |   0 comments
Last year's Robson Redux winner: Urban Reef. Robson Redux: Help pick the best design for Robson Square

Robson Square is about to come alive once again. For the fifth year running, the city’s pre-eminent public gathering place will be expanded over the summer months – fully pedestrianized and animated courtesy of an as-yet-unselected design intervention. You can help with... Continue reading »

February 26, 2015   |   0 comments
Robsonb Redux Design Comp Info Session Featured event: Robson Redux Design Comp – Info Session

Interested in putting your placemaking skills to work? How about crafting the summertime transformation of the 800-block of Robson! For the second year in a row, the City of Vancouver is holding a design competition to support the seasonal activation of the block between Hornby... Continue reading »

January 6, 2015   |   0 comments