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Rain Urbanism - Matthew Soules Public Space News & Events – November 2017

Hope you are doing your best to stay dry amidst the heavy rains of late. The precipitation may put a bit of a damper on public space activities – but it’s also a great opportunity to think about how we,... Continue reading »

November 24, 2017   |   0 comments
VanPlay Oct 17 2017 VanPlay Smart City Talks – October 17 and November 1

What will Vancouver’s parks and public spaces look like in 25 years, or a century? The VPSN has been honoured to be part of two of the VanPlay Smart City Talks organized by the Urbanarium Society, UBC School of Architecture... Continue reading »

October 8, 2017   |   0 comments
Community + Vision-01 Feature Event: Community + Vision: The Future of Vancouver’s Public Spaces – Wednesday, Sept 20 @ 6:30pm

There’s a great public space event that we’ll be part of this coming week, and we hope that you’ll join in the fun. The Urbanarium Society, in partnership with UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and the Vancouver Park Board,... Continue reading »

September 17, 2017   |   0 comments
799px-Vancouver_-_False_Creek_pano_03 From Dewilding to Rewilding Vancouver

  Vancouver is urbanizing at such a rapid rate that it is hard to imagine what it used to look like 150 years ago. The city used to have an abundance of salmon swimming in streams that have mostly gone extinct, grey and... Continue reading »

April 3, 2015   |   0 comments
13072415605_578f96d5d9 Protecting Vancouver’s greenspace – some thoughts on the idea of a ‘no net loss’ policy

Sometime on the morning of March 11th, perhaps as you were heading outside to sit on a bench with your morning coffee, Vancouver City Council were discussing a motion entitled “Protecting Vancouver’s Public Greenspace.” As we noted last week, if... Continue reading »

March 11, 2014   |   0 comments