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Blood Alley, in Gastown, shortly after it was redesigned in 1975 (CoV Archives: CVA 780-668) Blood Alley redesign – addressing equity and inclusion

Blood Alley – or Trounce Alley, as it’s formally known – runs parallel to Water Street in the heart of Gastown. It’s an interesting space that was redesigned in the 1970’s as part of the revitalization of the neighbourhood. Despite... Continue reading »

October 7, 2016   |   0 comments
Screen shot 2015-04-06 at 6.31.03 PM SPOTLIGHT ON: Hastings Crossing BIA Living History Documentary

(Editor’s Note: The HxBIA Living History Indiegogo campaign runs until April 12th. To donate, click here.) by Jonathan Bleackley While to many people, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside invokes a particular narrative, the area has been many things through its history: Vancouver’s... Continue reading »

April 7, 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
1528630_607811629274727_1269917694_n Urban Acupuncture: A focus on the Pigeon Park Street Market

by Wendee Lang From street hawkers to pop-up parks, from the New York High Line to Barcelona’s La Boqueria, urban acupuncture materializes in many different ways. Its principle, however, remains static in that it is seeks to re-energize communities through small-scale... Continue reading »

October 28, 2014   |   0 comments
City Hall image by Vancouver Public Space Network Coming up at Council and Park Board: community gardens, Biennale, Fair Elections, Engaged City and Marpole…

There’s lots of public space action taking place at Council and Park Board next week (March 31 and April 2). Here’s a quick run-down of the stories to watch. On Monday, March 31, the Park Board meeting will be looking... Continue reading »

March 28, 2014   |   0 comments