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Rain Urbanism - Matthew Soules Public Space News & Events – November 2017

Hope you are doing your best to stay dry amidst the heavy rains of late. The precipitation may put a bit of a damper on public space activities – but it’s also a great opportunity to think about how we,... Continue reading »

November 24, 2017   |   0 comments
Backyard BBQ poster Laneway Living Rooms: Backyard BBQ

The urban jungle meets the suburban dream This summer the Vancouver Public Space Network, with a grant from VIVA Vancouver is transforming two laneways into fun and friendly spaces using upcycled furniture, flea market finds, and pallets. After having hosted... Continue reading »

August 14, 2017   |   2 comments
Grandma's House! A Fun Saturday at Grandma’s House

We had a great time this past weekend at Grandma’s House. The first of our #LanewayLivingroom installations saw a small alleyway off of Commercial Drive turned into a comfortable place to gather, meet people, enjoy tea and cookies, and listen... Continue reading »

July 31, 2017   |   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
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