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

The VPSN was started as a Vancouver-based grassroots collective in the spring of 2006 and became a registered non-profit in 2008. The VPSN currently has approximately 2000 members and supporters – including planners, architects, designers, artists, activists, flaneurs, scholars, students, urban enthusiasts and a wide spectrum of people in between.

Our work takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

As an advocacy organization, the VPSN works to champion the importance of public space to the overall livability of the city. Our efforts are wide-reaching and our organization is structured around eight key portfolios and project areas. Our work attempts to provide a blend of focused research and design work, creative community engagement and, a celebratory, solutions-based approach.

We are an all volunteer initiative that is always looking to connect with like-minded individuals and groups. If you public space issues are important to you, consider supporting our work:

Sign up to receive one monthly email with public space news (or use the sign-up panel on the main page)
• Join one of our Working Groups, or attend one of our regular monthly meetings
Volunteer on one of our many awesome projects

For all other information, drop us a line:

• General information – info [at]