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

French Quarter - edit Parklets For People: Reconsidering the Parking Space as a Small Urban Park

By Jada Natalie Stevens In the 20th century, we built cities around a grid of car-accessible spaces. When roads were planned, on-street parking was incorporated into the outside lane, offering parking in close proximity to businesses, homes, and services. It... Continue reading »

July 8, 2018   |   0 comments
Who Needs Drive Ins? Park(ing) Day Special: Vancouver’s first Bike-in Movie Night

On Friday, September 19, the Vancouver Public Space Network presents Vancouver’s first “Bike-in Movie Night”, a public installation offered as a part of Park(ing) Day—an annual worldwide event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into... Continue reading »

September 17, 2014   |   0 comments
Doors Open Vancouver - one of several great volunteer opportunities. Cool public space and urban events. An awesome chance to lend a hand!

Hi everyone, September is upon us, and that means a new round of exciting late-summer and fall public space activities. We’ll be reporting out on many of these in our next full-length Public Space Newsletter; however we wanted to let... Continue reading »

September 4, 2014   |   0 comments
A short, sweet video on the VPSN’s 2013 PARK(ing) Day event

Big thanks to VPSN volunteer and City Studio Alumni GP Mendoza for making this short video of our PARK(ing) Day intervention on Robson Street.... Continue reading »

September 30, 2013   |   0 comments
Vancouver Public Space Network celebrates PARK(ing) Day 2011 by reclaiming parking spaces for public use

(Vancouver, BC) September 16, 2011 — In cities around the globe today, artists, activists, and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called PARK(ing) Day. The Vancouver... Continue reading »

September 16, 2011   |   0 comments