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

Megaphone – Olympic Legacies? A Public Space Perspective

I was asked to pen an op-ed for Megaphone Magazine and thought I’d take the opportunity to do a brief piece on – what else? – the Olympics. My particular interest here was in exploring some of the post-Olympic possibilities... Continue reading »

January 15, 2010   |   0 comments
Gangland hits, Granville Hooligans and Cameras – a response to The Province and the politicians it was quoting�

Last Saturday night, Ricardo Scarpino and an associate were gunned down outside Gotham Steakhouse on a busy Seymour Street. Scarpino was, as the saying goes, “known to police.” He had just arrived at the restaurant and was en route to... Continue reading »

January 22, 2008   |   0 comments
VPSN – Surveillance & Security Meeting

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is a major component of the City of Surrey’s new crime strategy – mirroring a push by the Vancouver Police Department to install surveillance cameras throughout city. Are we edging closer to a police state as... Continue reading »

March 4, 2007   |   0 comments
Monday, November 20, 2006 – VPSN Security & Surveillance Meeting

As a follow-up to our August workshop on security and surveillance, the second VPSN meeting of the month will review the various concerns and considerations that surround the increased securitization of the city, and the resulting growth of closed circuit... Continue reading »

November 20, 2006   |   0 comments
VPSN August 2006 Meeting

WHEN: 7:00pm WHERE: Gallery Gachet (88 Cordova East) The Gallery folks have kindly allowed us to have our meeting in their fine location. We’ll be covering the usual updates on public space activities and issues, as well as turning our... Continue reading »

August 24, 2006   |   0 comments