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

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
Jim Deva Plaza - City of Vancouver Concept Drawing - Nighttime Jim Deva Plaza: final concept, stewardship strategy, and rules for night-time use

UPDATED: See below Later today, City Council will be discussing a report and recommendations that will have a number of implications for the City’s public plazas. The report, written by the City’s Planning Department, focuses on Davie Village Public Space Improvements... Continue reading »

December 16, 2015   |   0 comments
Jim Deva Plaza Engage: Jim Deva Plaza, a new park at Smithe & Richards… and removing the Viaducts

Three important public space related engagement opportunities are taking place this week. Please consider participating; these events are an important way to influence the design and development of the city’s public realm. 1) Final Concepts for the Jim Diva (“Heart of Davie”)... Continue reading »

October 21, 2015   |   0 comments
100-in-1... just one (hundred) of the many things to do today! Saturday adventures in public space

Looking for some fun and engaging public-space related things to do today? There’s lots and lots to do – from farmers markets to beach picnics to – yes – a chance to explore our civic landfill. We’ve picked four of... Continue reading »

June 6, 2015   |   0 comments