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Umbrella_Image Featured Activity: Life Between Umbrellas Launch Event

Join us tonight for the launch of Life Between Umbrellas – a design ideas competition that is looking for new and creative ways to improve public space and public life during Vancouver’s wet weather months. If you have an idea... Continue reading »

February 27, 2019   |   0 comments
Umbrella Wall - Robson Featured Event – Draft Principles for Rain-Friendly Public Spaces (Workshop)

Early in 2019, we’ll be launching our Life Between Umbrellas design competition to encourage the creation of rain-friendly public spaces. Even more exciting: we’re working on an agreement with the City of Vancouver to help deliver this exciting initiative. As part of... Continue reading »

November 20, 2018   |   0 comments
The Bentway 1_photo credit Wylie Poon Deliberately designing outdoor public spaces for rain and winter activities.

By Jada Stevens. Lead Photo by Wylie Poon Studies have shown that time spent outside is beneficial to mental and physical well being – in a number of different ways. In adults, depression rates decrease with outdoor physical activity and... Continue reading »

March 26, 2018   |   0 comments
Frida & Frank's pop-up ping pong at the VPSN Laneway LivingRoom event - August 2017 Seasonal Effective Design – Placemaking for the Rainy Months

Hey, do you want to support a great local placemaking venture? Our friends at Frida & Frank have been enlivening public spaces around town with their pop-up ping pong tables. We had them at our Laneway Living Room event in... Continue reading »

October 5, 2017   |   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