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Challenger baseball field: design for people with mobility challenges, such as wheelchair-accessible artificial turf and raised obstacles removed. Photo: City of Vancouver Vancouver parks embrace accessibility, Canada’s 150th

By Gary McKenna There’s a lot going on in parks news this spring. At Hillcrest Park, the new Challenger sports field is making it easier for children with physical or cognitive disabilities to play baseball. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Park Board... Continue reading »

May 16, 2017   |   0 comments
Proposed design concept, Safeway site, Grandview and Commercial (Grandview-Woodland Community Plan) Milestones 2016: VCPC hosts panel on year’s top planning developments

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead From the Grandview-Woodland community plan to the City’s purchase of the Arbutus Greenway, from the launch of Vancouver’s Mobi bike-share and the permanent redesignation of the 800 block of... Continue reading »

February 12, 2017   |   0 comments
"Artbutus": Street art along the Arbutus Greenway calls for more/photo by Naomi Reichstein Talking the line: Visions for Arbutus Greenway at stakeholder workshop

Writing and photography by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead We’ve been following closely the latest developments on the Arbutus Greenway, Vancouver’s 9-km rail-to-trail corridor. On February 2, I was excited to attend the stakeholders’ workshop... Continue reading »

February 9, 2017   |   0 comments
150507-mechanismsassembly-06 Grandview-Woodland Public Roundtable: To Assembly And Beyond

by YarOn Stern A city in change can be fascinating and inspiring, as much as it can be sad and depressing. This is true, I suspect, for its residents and its governors, its business owners and developers. The city is a tool,... Continue reading »

May 12, 2015   |   0 comments
2205507610_84d70e3c26_b City of Vancouver Annual Homeless Count 2015

by Isabelle Kim March 23-24 mark the City of Vancouver’s Annual Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver, though awareness and action is needed beyond these two days of important data collection. As an ongoing initiative since 2010, the City of Vancouver has... Continue reading »

March 24, 2015   |   0 comments