The Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) is a grassroots collective that engages in advocacy, outreach and education on public space issues and challenges in the City of Vancouver. This includes promoting community-friendly urban design, fostering public dialogue and debate, devising ways to re-green neglected spaces in the city, and challenging the increase of advertising ‘creep’ in public places.
The VPSN was formed in 2006. Since that time we have grown from a dozen volunteers to over 2000 members. The VPSN continues to expand: a testament to the large number of individuals who value public space and view it as an essential feature of a vibrant, inclusive city.
To learn more about the VPSN:
- Visit our main webpage at vpsn.ca
- Check our our more up-to-date (and easier on the eyes) blog
- Follow us on Facebook, or Tumblr or Twitter (@vpsn)
- Check out some nice pictures on our Flickr page
- Email us at info [at] vancouverpublicspace [.] com
And for a sense of some of our policy interests, you can read our 2008 Public Space Manifesto (and stay tuned for the 2011 manifesto, coming shortly).