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

Tatlow Creek restoration area. Image: Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture Improving our urban watershed: Tatlow and Volunteer Park stream restoration

By Michelle Pollard, VPSN vice-chair and volunteer coordinator On March 8, 2017, I braved the rain to attend a City of Vancouver open house at Volunteer Park that sought public input on plans to restore historic Tatlow Creek. I’m particularly... Continue reading »

March 25, 2017   |   0 comments
Mint Plaza, San Francisco, is a publicly owned space managed by a nonprofit corporation. Photo: Sergio Ruiz on Flickr. Photo: Sergio Ruiz on Flickr. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Plaza stewardship: Taking care of our gathering places

By VPSN Plaza Stewardship committee When a plaza forms a part of urban space, who looks after it? Who oversees its upkeep, who decides what events take place there, and how are these decisions managed? Approaches to these questions fall... Continue reading »

March 22, 2017   |   0 comments
10716917193_d6a68a5e56_z Transportation Costs: Impacts on Metro Vancouver (Part 5)

Reposted with permission from George Poulos and Price Tags. Part 5 of 5.  [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] A New Operations-Level Tool for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Transportation Projects Although the unit rates illustrated in Table 1 (in Part... Continue reading »

October 24, 2014   |   0 comments
10716917193_d6a68a5e56_z Transportation Costs: Impacts on Metro Vancouver (Part 4)

Reposted with permission from George Poulos and Price Tags. Part 4 of 5.  [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] Transportation Equity and What it Means for Metro Vancouver One of the primary outcomes of full-cost accounting studies is to demonstrate the... Continue reading »

October 17, 2014   |   0 comments
10716917193_d6a68a5e56_z Transportation Costs: Impacts on Metro Vancouver (Part 3)

Reposted with permission from George Poulos and Price Tags. Part 3 of 5.  [Part 1] [Part 2] The Business Case for Active Transportation It would be safe to say that active transportation has begun to increasingly garner significant attention from many... Continue reading »

October 10, 2014   |   0 comments