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In Support of Bike Lanes & Public Squares

August 17, 2011


Two related issues that have caught my attention this morning are the Vancouver Public Space Network’s petition to permanently pedestrianize the 800-block of Robson Street , and David Suzuki’s article in support of bike lanes.  Beginning from the end, Suzuki’s article in the Georgia Straight sums up our current reality with the following statement: As […]

A Real Public Square

November 29, 2010


Dear City Council and Mayor Robertson: Councillor Suzanne Anton is doing this city a great service by introducing a motion to expand Robson Square with the permanent closure of Robson Street between Howe and Hornby. Doing so would give Vancouver something it sorely lacks: a truly pedestrianized public space; a place to stay rather than […]

STEPS Interview

September 27, 2010


STEPS: Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space is a collective of artists, activists, architects, and academics, promoting sustainable and community-centred public spaces. They use art to challenge and change the ways that public spaces are perceived and used in urban environments.  They are developing a series of resources to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration […]

Psychogeography in Public Space

June 23, 2009


When was the last time you went for a walk with no particular destination? What did you notice? What made it memorable? Would you be interested in sharing a story about your favourite neighbourhood or street? REDISCOVER YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD! You are encouraged to explore a neighbourhood, whether familiar or new, make a map, take some […]