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

Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place - Speaker Series Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Pro-Place – Speaker Series #1 – Shared Spaces

As part of the upcoming Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference (taking place in 2016), the fine folks at Project for Public Spaces have launched a 4-part speaker series. The first event, looking at implementing shared spaces into street... Continue reading »

November 11, 2015   |   0 comments
DSC02977 Field Notes: Thailand’s Pedestrian Streets and Open Markets

by Emily Huang Last year, I traveled to Thailand to teach English. This was my second time travelling to Thailand. The first time, I was around twelve years old and only followed my parents around. This time, I observed the locals and... Continue reading »

September 23, 2014   |   2 comments
VIVA Vancouver transforms city streets into vibrant public spaces this summer

Ed. note: This post is courtesy of a City of Vancouver news release. VPSN has been proud to support these initiatives and continues to work with the City to refine the methods through which initiatives such as this can be... Continue reading »

June 24, 2011   |   0 comments
The Road to the Stanley Cup 2011: The Winning Goal - Crop Watching, walking, celebrating… city-living during Canada’s game

Photo by Jeremy Lim Fancy some weekend reading on the Canucks and the impact of the Stanley Cup playoff series on public space? Today’s Globe and Mail contains an article by Frances Bula that looks at celebrations in the suburbs, and the... Continue reading »

June 4, 2011   |   0 comments
Really, directly competing with malls? This place is so, so much better than that. Neighbourhood wayfinding kiosks: getting to the essence of a street?

One recent evening, strolling down Main Street, I came across one of the wayfinding kiosks that had been installed on the street for the Olympics. And here’s a picture of the backside from a wayfinding kiosk at another location, if... Continue reading »

March 16, 2011   |   6 comments