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Tag Archives: vancouver public space network

Northern Voice 2010: From Tweets to Plans panel reflections

At this year’s Northern Voice, I was grateful to have been given the chance to moderate a panel, titled, “From Tweets to Plans: Online Conversations for Urban Planning.” I’d gotten the idea to do it from being invited to the SCARP Symposium by PlanningPool, where I found myself talking about blogging to urban planners, and […]

Blogathon 2009 – Burrard Street Bridge Public Space Art Intervention

On Wednesday night, me and a number of other Vancouver Public Space Network volunteers put into action the feeling we wanted to nurture: support for the city’s graciousness in making this trial a success, and to bolster positivity around creating a better travelling environment for both cyclists and pedestrians.

Blogathon 2009 – Why support public space?

When I look down the list of non-profits that Blogathoners are raising money for, I notice a lot of awfully worthy causes, involving animals, children, groups providing support to people with a whole range of medical conditions and challenges, education, crisis support, the environment, war veterans… at times, I question the nobility of the cause […]

Participating in Blogathon 2009 on Saturday, July 25th

It’s now official — as of yesterday evening, this blog is registered to participate in Blogathon 2009, a distributed, simultaneous fundraiser for a huge number of charities from all over the place. As you may or may not be able to discern from the name, a Blogathon is similar in spirit to a walkathon. Starting […]

Vancouver, verse-dreaming and architecture

The book A Verse Map of Vancouver launched on Tuesday, at the Vancouver Public Library. It was edited by Vancouver’s poet laureate, George McWhirter, accentuated with photography by Derek von Essen and published by local publisher Anvil Press. When I am done cuddling with it in bed, it will live on my bookshelf, an appropriate […]