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

48936228477_696ac9caf1_c CCTV in Vancouver’s public spaces? A bad idea.

Every few years, the idea of installing a network of CCTV in public spaces gets raised as a way to deal with crime and public disorder in public spaces. The latest comes today, at City Council, where a motion will... Continue reading »

April 26, 2022   |   0 comments
Concept of a future open space - with restored natural systems, playground, and food garden. Engagement Opportunity: Vancouver Plan public space policies (deadline extended – April 27)

UPDATE: The survey on the draft Vancouver Plan has been extended. Earlier this month, the City of Vancouver released the draft Vancouver Plan – a long-range strategy to guide how the city will grow and change in the coming decades.... Continue reading »

April 22, 2022   |   0 comments
11th Avenue Holiday Lights-med Happy Holidays! (with some ideas for wintertime public space fun)

With the solstice now behind us, we’ve crossed into winter. The changing of the seasons means longer, more light-filled days. But of course, there’s some frosty months to contend with first! A good time to get cozy, but also a... Continue reading »

December 22, 2021   |   0 comments
VanPlan Banner VPSN Public Space News & Events – November 2021

Want to help shape the future of public space in Vancouver? There are a number of important opportunities to get involved over the next few weeks. The VPSN is hosting two workshops on the West End Waterfront (Nov 18) and... Continue reading »

November 14, 2021   |   0 comments
NordicPlacemaking_3 Featured Event: Elements of a Nordic Winter (Rain)

VPSN founder Andrew Pask will be part of a discussion on winter placemaking in rainy cities. For the night-owls out there, the event takes place at 11:30pm-1:00am on November 10. Join in and share your thoughts on wet weather public space!... Continue reading »

November 5, 2021   |   0 comments