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Robson Square - Jazz Festival Expanding Robson Square – Let’s Make It Happen!

The City is proposing to expand Robson Square and permanently pedestrianize the 800-block of Robson Street. This is a fantastic idea, and one that the VPSN has long championed. The 800-block space has been the site of a popular temporary... Continue reading »

April 19, 2016   |   0 comments
Robson Redux Design Competition Robson Redux Returns: summertime plaza designs wanted!

The City of Vancouver has just announced plans for another Robson Redex design competition. This is exciting news! Not only does it confirm that 800-block of Robson Street will once again be the site of a summertime plaza expansion, but... Continue reading »

December 5, 2014   |   0 comments
13929873944_0436b8a181_z Downtown Bus Service Review – an opportunity to create new public space in downtown Vancouver

Earlier this month, Translink unveiled the latest stage of their review of Vancouver’s downtown bus network. The materials include a set of draft network design concepts — essentially modified routes for a number of downtown buses. This is particularly important for... Continue reading »

April 19, 2014   |   0 comments
Hearts at the Art Gallery Valentine’s memories: 2008

Here’s a happy memory from the VPSN archives: our 2008 Valentine’s intervention on the south steps of the Art Gallery. A crew from the public space network rolled up their sleeves on the evening of February 13/14 and stamped hundreds... Continue reading »

February 14, 2013   |   0 comments
Robson Square - Jazz Fest - P1050604 - detail Robson Square. Us + You + Summertime. Want to Collaborate?

The City of Vancouver has recently posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) related to the summertime activation of the 800-block of Robson Street. It’s part of the broader Viva Vancouver initiative – which is about “creatively transforming streets... Continue reading »

February 7, 2013   |   0 comments