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

Jeff Henriquez_Brooklyn Making blank walls sing: the case for graffiti and murals

By Anke Hurt On a sunny day there is a bright reflection coming from the blank wall across the street from my Kitsilano home. The expanse of matte-grey cinder bricks feels like wasted space. The blankness of the wall is... Continue reading »

August 7, 2018   |   0 comments
The Bentway 1_photo credit Wylie Poon Deliberately designing outdoor public spaces for rain and winter activities.

By Jada Stevens. Lead Photo by Wylie Poon Studies have shown that time spent outside is beneficial to mental and physical well being – in a number of different ways. In adults, depression rates decrease with outdoor physical activity and... Continue reading »

March 26, 2018   |   0 comments
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square Field notes from Toronto, Part 2: Outdoor skating, squares,.. and separate spheres

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Nathan Phillips Square, located at the forefront of Toronto’s iconic City Hall building, is a popular place for residents and visitors alike. It’s where the city’s recent New Year’s festivities took place and it... Continue reading »

January 8, 2012   |   0 comments