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

life between umbrellas facebook banner extension Good News! Life Between Umbrellas Competition Deadline Extension

We’ve gotten lots of individuals and teams registering in the Life Between Umbrellas design competition – all of them working on some creative ideas for making Vancouver’s public spaces more rain-friendly. This is exciting stuff! More recently, we’ve received some... Continue reading »

April 13, 2019   |   0 comments
Bubble_DesignNerds Feature Event: Bubble Design Jams for Rain-friendly Public Space

Our friends at the Vancouver Design Nerds are hosting a a fun-filled day of activities at 800 Robson, including design jam workshops for the Life Between Umbrellas Design Ideas and Activation Contest. The activities take place inside the Nerds’ giant inflated... Continue reading »

April 2, 2019   |   0 comments
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