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

With paving of the temporary path complete, the Arbutus Greenway veers toward the community gardens at 6th. Photo: Naomi Reichstein The Arbutus Greenway: What people wanted and what’s up next

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead If you’ve walked the Arbutus Greenway lately, you’ve probably noticed that the temporary pathway is all paved now. Every time I go on it, I’m encouraged to see... Continue reading »

April 25, 2017   |   0 comments
Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, circa 1975 VPSN member interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about Vancouver heritage, historic demolitions

We were on the radio this week! Have a listen here! Following publication of this article on the major upcoming changes to the framework for the Vancouver Heritage Register, VPSN communications coordinator Naomi Wittes Reichstein appeared for an interview on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM,... Continue reading »

April 20, 2017   |   0 comments
New boardwalk extension through southeastern grove at Camosun Bog. Photo: Naomi Reichstein Hidden treasures: New boardwalk brings you closer to Camosun Bog

By Naomi Wittes Reichstein, communications coordinator, VPSN Looking for something to do in Vancouver this weekend that’s entirely satisfying, but you don’t have lots of time? There’s good news in town if you’re a lover of murky wetlands, especially ones... Continue reading »

April 14, 2017   |   0 comments
Photo of Arbutus Coffee house. Human stories give character to the places we value. Photo: Naomi Reichstein The Vancouver Heritage Register is about to change: Why you should care

by Naomi Wittes Reichstein, VPSN communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead In our physical environment, what crystallizes historical memory? What represents the collective consciousness of a community or part of it? What sums up a period – or even... Continue reading »

April 11, 2017   |   0 comments
Sun after rainfall, Arroyo Park, Bellingham. Photo: Naomi Reichstein Weekend plans: Hiking the Bellingham Interurban rail-to-trail, with lessons for the Arbutus Greenway

By Naomi Wittes Reichstein, communications coordinator and Arbutus Greenway project lead, VPSN Recently I crossed the border for an overnight stay in what is probably my favourite small town in the United States. Bellingham, Washington. The friendliest human ambience. Proximity to... Continue reading »

April 8, 2017   |   0 comments