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

Pacific Centre Plaza Pacific Centre Plaza – comments on the proposed redevelopment

The City has received a proposal to redevelop portions of 701 West Georgia, part of the Pacific Centre shopping mall. The site currently includes a distinctive atrium and plaza – both of which would be lost as part of the new... Continue reading »

August 29, 2016   |   0 comments
Corduroy Road Here’s the Square! Council approves permanent plaza for 800-Robson

Congratulations Vancouver! You now have a new permanent plaza in the downtown. A quick post to let you know that City Council has just approved the creation of a permanent plaza on the 800-block of Robson. This move will pedestrianize... Continue reading »

April 20, 2016   |   0 comments
Robson Square - Jazz Festival Expanding Robson Square – Let’s Make It Happen!

The City is proposing to expand Robson Square and permanently pedestrianize the 800-block of Robson Street. This is a fantastic idea, and one that the VPSN has long championed. The 800-block space has been the site of a popular temporary... Continue reading »

April 19, 2016   |   0 comments
Janette_Sadik-Khan_signature The aphorisms of Janette Sadik-Khan: eight take-aways from New York’s #Streetfight

A few weeks ago, Janette Sadik-Khan was in town to share stories of her time at the helm of New York’s Department of Transportation. The event coincided with the recent release of her new book – an engaging read titled Streetfight:... Continue reading »

April 17, 2016   |   0 comments
25832587234_98fea1ee13_z Rainy Spaces 2: Benthemplein – Rotterdam’s Water Square

It has certainly been a rainy winter in Vancouver. Unfortunately, it seems as though it’s only getting rainier: the overall annual number of high intensity rainfall days have increased here since the mid 1970s, likely an effect of urbanization and... Continue reading »

April 15, 2016   |   0 comments