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

Grandma's House! A Fun Saturday at Grandma’s House

We had a great time this past weekend at Grandma’s House. The first of our #LanewayLivingroom installations saw a small alleyway off of Commercial Drive turned into a comfortable place to gather, meet people, enjoy tea and cookies, and listen... Continue reading »

July 31, 2017   |   0 comments
Laneway Living Room - Grandma's House Site Plan Isn’t it time you paid Grandma a visit?

As you undoubtedly read in this earlier post, the Vancouver Public Space Network, with a grant from VIVA Vancouver and support from great neighbours, is transforming two laneways (for one day each) into fun and friendly spaces using upcycled furniture, flea... Continue reading »

July 27, 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
150310-whatculture-03 Grandview-Woodland Hastings Workshop: Neighbourhood Culture

by YarOn Stern As I lock my bike to the railing beside the Croatian Community Center, another guy has just about finished locking his own. He grumbles something about the lack of racks to accommodate the mass of bikers who... Continue reading »

March 13, 2015   |   0 comments
sightlines-merge-notes1 Grandview-Woodland Hastings Workshop: Tooling Our Language

This post originally appeared on Design is a Matter of Life. by YarOn Stern No matter what we say, our words will be wasted in the lands of politics and development. This, at least, is a common fear I observe... Continue reading »

February 19, 2015   |   0 comments