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

Highfive Of memories and mad science

A tall glass of water. A bit of rest. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a 10 days since the Olympics were here. Funny how the difference between the Olympic crowds and regular-old Vancouver populations left so many... Continue reading »

March 9, 2010   |   0 comments
Going for the gold?

For those with an interest in municipal infrastructure and how it gets used, it appears that we have, collectively, been caught with our pants down. One of our sources at Metro Vancouver ‘leaked’ us this revealing image. It’s a graph... Continue reading »

March 5, 2010   |   0 comments
IMG 1130 Post-Games media: Jackie Wong on gathering people and moving them around, Travis Lupick on surveillance

This just in from Jackie Wong at the West Ender – a fine article on the idea of public gatherings being the true legacy of the Olympics. The unprecedented number of people that took to the streets, animated downtown public... Continue reading »

March 4, 2010   |   0 comments
The Olympic Effect: Joie de vivre on Robson Street

The vibrant Granville Street streetlife has been getting lots of media plugs lately. Here the VPSN’s former Pedestrian Coordinator, Tim Barton, with his thoughts about the scene on Robson. Robson Street has never been so busy. The City has been... Continue reading »

February 25, 2010   |   1 comment
Vancouver 2032 – Here and Now

Setting aside the pavillions and light-displays, the sporting events and red tents… one of the best shows on the street right now is: people. And there are lots of them – streaming around Granville and Robson, lined up here, there,... Continue reading »

February 23, 2010   |   0 comments