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

wider sidewalks Improving walkability: curb cuts are key, but how about a broader Pedestrian Strategy?

In January, a Council motion was introduced by Councillors Elizabeth Ball and Melissa DeGenova which called for focussed attention on the City’s pedestrian curb ramp program. This is the portion of the City’s budget that funds curb cuts and related... Continue reading »

February 18, 2018   |   0 comments
Surfers on the artificial river Eisbach in Englischer Garten in Munich. Photo: Patrick Stahl under Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Unusual, overlooked or (formerly) illegal public spaces around the world

By Mitchell Reardon, VPSN Streets and Transportation With spring here, Vancouver residents have emerged from hibernation or descended from snowy mountain peaks to rediscover their city. Cherry blossoms, which did a remarkably good job at withstanding the elements, were the first... Continue reading »

May 19, 2017   |   0 comments
Superkilen: Urban Park in Copenhagen. Field notes: Copenhagen’s Superkilen – a great urban park

The following article was filed by VPSN member Alex Butler. When I first moved to Copenhagen in August, I went to a street food market at the harbour to have dinner with some friends. I immediately got a great first... Continue reading »

November 19, 2015   |   0 comments