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Rain Urbanism - Matthew Soules Public Space News & Events – November 2017

Hope you are doing your best to stay dry amidst the heavy rains of late. The precipitation may put a bit of a damper on public space activities – but it’s also a great opportunity to think about how we,... Continue reading »

November 24, 2017   |   0 comments
ArbutusJam Recap: Building our city at the Arbutus Greenway Design Jam

The VPSN’s Arbutus Greenway project lead, Naomi Wittes Reichstein, provides a recap of last month’s exciting Arbutus design jam.  On October 27–29, I was excited to participate in an all-weekend pilot event that was – to my knowledge – unprecedented in... Continue reading »

November 10, 2017   |   0 comments
concept-kitsilano Installed, Arbutus Greenway temporary path sees plenty of use

By Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN Arbutus Greenway project lead Over the past months, the VPSN has been advocating enthusiastically for the design of one of Vancouver’s most exciting new public amenities. Tracing the former CP rail corridor, the Arbutus Greenway... Continue reading »

June 25, 2017   |   0 comments
With paving of the temporary path complete, the Arbutus Greenway veers toward the community gardens at 6th. Photo: Naomi Reichstein The Arbutus Greenway: What people wanted and what’s up next

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead If you’ve walked the Arbutus Greenway lately, you’ve probably noticed that the temporary pathway is all paved now. Every time I go on it, I’m encouraged to see... Continue reading »

April 25, 2017   |   0 comments
Sun after rainfall, Arroyo Park, Bellingham. Photo: Naomi Reichstein Weekend plans: Hiking the Bellingham Interurban rail-to-trail, with lessons for the Arbutus Greenway

By Naomi Wittes Reichstein, communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead, VPSN Recently I crossed the border for an overnight stay in what is probably my favourite small town in the United States. Bellingham, Washington. The friendliest human ambience. Proximity to... Continue reading »

April 8, 2017   |   0 comments