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

Robson Sq - Elevated Finding a Lunchtime Oasis in Downtown

By Andrew Burns One of the most common times people engage with public space is during their lunch break. It can be relaxing – not to mention good for your health – to get out of the work environment for... Continue reading »

May 3, 2018   |   0 comments
Urban Reef - Seating in Robson Square Keep the 800-block / Robson Square free from motorized vehicles

A motion being considered at City Council this week calls for motorized vehicles to be introduced to 800-block of Robson – the expansion area for Robson Square. This would be a major step back for an area that many consider to... Continue reading »

March 12, 2018   |   0 comments
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: Photo: Krista Jahnke Creative Commons license: 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