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

150701-VPSN-Development-07a Beyond Grandview-Woodland: The City As a Living Thing

by YarOn Stern Considering the expression ‘a city is a living thing’, the life of a city is a story of change within the familiar. What happens in one neighborhood might have already happened in another or is about to.... Continue reading »

July 6, 2015   |   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
gw-map_cs3 colour britwood Grandview-Woodland: Hastings Workshop February 14

Do you like: having a say in your neighbourhood? getting the chance to talk one-on-one with folks who can influence policy? building community, in your community? lunching and snacking with others who give a damn? As part of the broader Grandview-Woodland community... Continue reading »

February 6, 2015   |   0 comments