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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
Granville Street Social The Granville Social – Your Help Needed! (UPDATED)

Are you free to help with a very exciting public space project? We’re looking to recruit a team of awesome volunteers to help us transform Granville Street into something truly spectacular. On Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, one... Continue reading »

June 29, 2015   |   0 comments
Who Needs Drive Ins? Park(ing) Day Special: Vancouver’s first Bike-in Movie Night

On Friday, September 19, the Vancouver Public Space Network presents Vancouver’s first “Bike-in Movie Night”, a public installation offered as a part of Park(ing) Day—an annual worldwide event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into... Continue reading »

September 17, 2014   |   1 comment
May we have this dance? A new Feet to the Street decal invites you to practice your moves on Granville Street! The VPSN Brings “Feet to the Street” Dance Instructions to Granville

Get your dancing shoes on because “Feet to the Street” has just taken the stage at the 2014 Granville summer series! The Vancouver Public Space Network, in partnership with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), Bruce Carscadden Architect Inc. (BCA),... Continue reading »

August 29, 2014   |   0 comments