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

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
Clarke Quay, Singapore Rainy Spaces 1: Vancouver, meet Singapore

Vancouver is a city challenged with a climatic contradiction. Hemmed in between mountains and ocean, the city is fortunate to be home to one of the most moderate climates in Canada. It also has to contend with some of the wettest weather conditions,... Continue reading »

April 14, 2016   |   0 comments
MOV-DesignSundays-2016-events3_0 Make it Rain: a design workshop for rainy public spaces (April 17)

Got an idea to make public space more lovable in the rain? Join members of the VPSN crew for Make it Rain – our Design Sunday workshop at the Museum of Vancouver! We’ve put together a hands-on, interactive and fun workshop... Continue reading »

April 7, 2016   |   0 comments