Apologies for the second email in as many days, but we wanted to let you know about a couple of time-sensitive opportunities. First, a few more volunteers are needed to help with the City’s Places for People Downtown mapping work. Second, there’s a great discussion taking place next week on the future of public spaces in Vancouver. And lastly, a chance to weigh in on the future of a brand-new temporary public space.
Please have a read through, and share with your networks!
The VPSN Team
Places for People Downtown - Volunteers needed TODAY and SATURDAY
Help create a comprehensive public space strategy for downtown Vancouver. The City looking for volunteers to help collect "people data" to better understand how residents and visitors get around and spend time in downtown Vancouver.
A few shifts have opened up today (4-8pm) and Saturday (12-4pm and/or 4-8pm). There is also a special opportunity to do a later, 8pm-10pm shift on either of these dates.
This is short notice, we realize, but if you happen to be able to help out, please contact Thomas Daley at the City of Vancouver 604-600-9468. You’ll receive on-the-ground training, and learn how to help document the City’s public spaces and public life.
:: To volunteer - Thomas Daley: 604-600-9468
Community + Vision: The Future of Vancouver’s Public Spaces – Wednesday, Sept 20 @ 6:30pm
There’s a great public space event that we’ll be part of next week, and we hope that you’ll join in the fun. The Urbanarium Society, in partnership with UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and the Vancouver Park Board, are hosting a lecture and slide show that asks people to imagine the future of Vancouver’s parks, public space and recreation opportunities.
Check out this great evening of ideas. Tickets are free and can be booked online.
:: To register, or for more information on the event: Urbanarium webpage
Robson + Bute – Temporary Plaza Survey
Have you been by the temporary plaza
that the City recently installed at Bute and Robson
? It's a great addition to the West End neighbourhood – and our own VPSN research on the space a few weeks back detailed just how popular the space has become from morning to evening.
The City is considering making this a permanent public space and has put out an online survey to gauge public reaction. The survey closes next week, on September 18, 2017.
:: Complete the Survey
- City of Vancouver Bute & Robson