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Square Success! Council votes to fund permanent plaza at 800-Robson

Fantastic news! Earlier this afternoon, by a vote of 8-3, City Council approved funding for the 800-block Robson Square plaza. Vancouver’s preeminent public square is getting a permanent make-over, with the approved investment enabling the transformation of a draft design into a... Continue reading »

February 13, 2019   |   0 comments
Square Make the expansion of Robson Square a reality – help needed!

UPDATE (Jan 30): City Council has deferred consideration of this item until Wednesday, February 13, 2019. But don’t wait until then to show your support for Robson Square. Please read on and lend your voice to the discussion! There are a number of... Continue reading »

January 29, 2019   |   0 comments
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: 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