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Life’s an urban beach in New Westminster

Lower Mainland beach bums will have a new place to call home this summer as New Westminster moves ahead with a temporary urban beach.

Sandy shores dotted with bright parasols and volleyball courts are being planned for Pier Park’s timber wharf, overlooking the Fraser River just east of the city’s Quay and River Market, to give locals a taste of French Riviera at home. 159 more words


Stealing public spaces...

Public space, in theory, should be there for all the population to enjoy, regardless of who they are. Our parks and streets should be levellers where everyone feels they have a right to be there. 854 more words


Developer planting and public art

Just thought I would show this example of developer funded, and designed, planting in a ‘public’ place:

This style is pretty standard and wide spread now, based on a template which must be at least a decade old. 167 more words

GWERK: Westbank Salon Series with Chris Phillips

PFS founding Partner, Chris Phillips, will be speaking tomorrow evening, April 22nd, as part of the Westbank Salon Series at the Gesamtkunstwerk exhibition.

The Westbank Salon Series is a curated series of intimate dialogues about the state of the city, held in the Gesamtkunstwerk exhibition space. 46 more words

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Interview with Jan Gehl

In your new book “Cities for People,” you say that the way cities have been planned and developed dramatically changed over the past few years, much for the worse. 3,177 more words

Praying the Steps in Cincinnati

Yesterday evening, Good Friday, my husband and I drove into Cincinnati to observe (in the sense of “to watch”) an annual tradition we’d read about: the praying of the steps. 453 more words

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Indoor Public Space Blog Reviews our April 16th - Junction Commons Townhall

[ It's great when other people do such a good job of reviewing our events. Thank you Matthew for the review and for introducing us to your… 855 more words