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Robson Redux 2015: Porch Parade Porch Parade is the winner of the 2015 Viva Vancouver Robson Redux design competition. The installation was featured as the summertime plaza on 800-block Robson in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Learn more: vancouver.ca/viva Photo: Krista Jahnke Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/legalcode Vancouver announces strategy for the future of downtown public space

By Devon Harlos, master’s candidate, SCARP In an effort to address the absence of a comprehensive approach regarding our public spaces in Vancouver, the City has announced the Downtown Places and Spaces Strategy. This follows on VIVA Vancouver, the program behind... Continue reading »

April 23, 2017   |   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
20150211fmovrobsonreduxdigitalflyerlarge IN PHOTOS: Robson Redux Launch Party @ MOV

Last Friday, the Robson Redux design exhibit launched at the Museum of Vancouver. Our own Isabelle Kim was in attendance and snapped some photos of the crowds and the competitors vying for the coveted spot in the 800-block of Robson Street.... Continue reading »

March 11, 2015   |   0 comments
Last year's Robson Redux winner: Urban Reef. Robson Redux: Help pick the best design for Robson Square

Robson Square is about to come alive once again. For the fifth year running, the city’s pre-eminent public gathering place will be expanded over the summer months – fully pedestrianized and animated courtesy of an as-yet-unselected design intervention. You can help with... Continue reading »

February 26, 2015   |   0 comments
Robsonb Redux Design Comp Info Session Featured event: Robson Redux Design Comp – Info Session

Interested in putting your placemaking skills to work? How about crafting the summertime transformation of the 800-block of Robson! For the second year in a row, the City of Vancouver is holding a design competition to support the seasonal activation of the block between Hornby... Continue reading »

January 6, 2015   |   0 comments