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  • Introducing Park-A-Park: Vancouver's Recently Launched Mobile Parklet - Spacing Vancouver
    to interact with each other in an alternative space and embolden them to think about opportunities to influence public space Thomas has created a number of fixed interventions in the past and describes his newest creation as a fast flexible mobile piece that will hopefully kick start other people s interests in urban interventions He asserts that projects like these help to build critical thinking skills in action and that as much as his project is about interactive public spaces with elements that are whimsical and fun its also about participatory democracy The city s landscape is rapidly changing and nobody really has a say in it says Thomas I feel that transformation is estranging us from our own city and I think that other people are feeling the same way Park A Park is about helping people see the public landscape as flexible For Thomas his project goes beyond sharing his two cents about the shifting cityscape it s a demonstration of participation that says This is how I want our city to go this is how I want it to look this is how I want to interact with people While inspiring others to intervene and take action in shaping Vancouver s public landscape is part of the intent Thomas also wanted to create a public space that encourages connection We need more forums for conversations that matter he says where people can talk about things that are really important to them whether its civic issues or personal stuff In a city often characterized as aloof Thomas aims to bridge the distance between people Sometimes conversations with strangers are very surface level but I think if you add a twist say in a disposal bin on the corner of a busy street really interesting conversations can happen The average Vancouver park spans 373 thousand square feet or 3 4 hectares much larger than Park A Park s dainty footprint of just 81 square feet Trading expanse for proximity the parklet gains a unique feature it facilitates connection People often keep to themselves in Vancouver s wide open parks and taking the extra step to greet a stranger can seem unusual In Park A Park however the opposite is true the snug interior and cozy seating ushers people together urges them to acknowledge one another and might even prompt them to start a conversation You can tell people want to connect asserts Thomas and his goal to facilitate those connections via Park A Park seem to be working As the man seated inside the parklet with the newspaper read on two passing women stopped to chat just a few feet from the unit Noticing the refitted bin one of the women exclaimed to the other Oh what a great idea The man inside lifted his gaze from the page he d been reading to join in on the conversation Soon enough the threesome was smiling joking and laughing together as they chorused in delight over the new neighborhood space

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2013/08/19/introducing-park-a-park-vancouvers-recently-launched-mobile-parklet/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Liz Vossen, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    the picturesque Comox Valley and attended the University of British Columbia where she studied Commerce Her interests span community engagement urbanism cartography bike culture and more Liz has travelled the world seeking adventure beauty and an audience with the unknown Curiosity is her constant companion and an unrelenting desire to learn tags along too You can follow her here http instagram com lizzvoss Urban Design Urban Reef Meet the winning team of the 2014 Robson Redux Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher are two young intern architects and the design duo of a four person team that have won the Read More Features Where Happiness and Urban Design Intersect An Interview with Happy City Author Charles Montgomery Charles Montgomery is a man with an obsession He s spent years investigating the link between cities and happiness Read More Parks Introducing Park A Park Vancouver s Recently Launched Mobile Parklet If you ve visited Vancouver s Commercial Drive recently and walked by the southwest corner where East 1st Avenue crosses The Drive Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15 2015 Cartographically Speaking Variation

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/lizvossen/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Earthwalks Vancouver 2013—June and July 2013 - Spacing Vancouver
    the human history of the area before and after settlement Rain or shine Please wear footwear for possible slippery surfaces Celia Brauer is an Artist an Educator and the founder and Staff of the False Creek Watershed Society FCWS She has organized community walks for FCWS for years and is very knowledgeable about the natural and First Nations history of Vancouver Register here for Earthwalks1 LittleMountain 2 St George Rainway Street Walking Tour with Greta Borick Cunningham Saturday July 6 1 00 PM 3 00 PM Greta will walk north from there along St George s to describe where the creek went and what the plans are for the daylighting bringing the creek back to life At 7th and St George s she will stop to discuss the new mural This mural was created by the St George Street Rainway group It was created to bring awareness about the proposed daylighting of St George s Creek By donation Rain or shine Greta Borick Cunningham is a keen naturalist and very interested in the local ecosystems She just completed a Diploma at BCIT in Sustainable Resource Management She lives on St George Street is part of the Rainway group and also is the Chair of the False Creek Watershed Society She is currently working as the Executive Director at the Alouette River Management Society in Maple Ridge Register here for Earthwalks2 StGeorges 3 The Geology of Downtown Vancouver a tour of buildings and monuments with David Cook Thursday July 25 12 00 PM to 3 00 PM We will examine the exterior and interior of a number of buildings in downtown Vancouver to look at the various natural building stones used in construction and decoration The provenance geology and suitability of these materials will be explained We will note how their use has changed over time according to availability cost custom and durability This will also be an opportunity to learn about the history of the buildings their architecture rock quarrying methods and architectural masonry terminology Rain or shine By donation David Cook is a local Biologist and Geologist He ahs been leading leading walks for several organizations over the last 13 years The themes of these walks are very varied and lie within the fields in the two areas in which he graduated and worked over a lifetime Register here for Earthwalks3 Geology 4 Economics in Place and Time with Michael Barkusky Sunday July 28 1 00 PM 3 00 PM Not long ago False Creek was a tidal inlet surrounded by old growth forests and salmon streams Since the settlers arrived in the late 19th century the area has gone through a great transformation The natural capital trees fish sealife soon disappeared as its value was high on the industrial market Then sawmills lined the shores as the timber was processed Pollution filled the creek reducing the value of the waters and killing even more sealife When the sawmills ceased gradually the toxic sediments settled and now the creek

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2013/06/24/earthwalks-vancouver-2013-june-and-july-2013/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Places That Matter- The Stumps at Maple Grove Park - Spacing Vancouver
    More Topics All Topics Architecture Bikes Cities for People Civic Engagement Communication Community Culture Curiosities Events Features Film Video Food Green Space Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Community Comments 0 Tweet Vancouver Heritage Foundation Places That Matter The Stumps at Maple Grove Park June 12 2013 By Vancouver Heritage Foundation Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts What are Vancouver s Best Public Spaces A Made in Vancouver Experience The Vancouver Special New Welcome Centre A Potential Poster Child for Housing Refugees SFU Launches We the City Community Summit Oct 30th to Nov 7th Tweet More posts by Vancouver Heritage Foundation Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15 2015 Cartographically Speaking Variation in Food Access for Vancouver Neighbourhoods Do High Rise Towers Destroy Community Vancouver s True Colours Inspired by Nature A Century After 1914 Vancouver s War Memorials From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription 22 Buy a gift subscription 5 Back Issues 2

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2013/06/12/vancouver-heritage-foundation-places-that-matter-the-stumps-at-maple-grove-park/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    to grow an endowment fund to protect heritage buildings in perpetuity History Modernist Vancouver The Award Winning Buildings of the Post War Era While Modernism began as early as the late 1910s and early 1920s the period after World War II gave a major push in ideology and Read More History Adaptive Re Use through Loft Style Living With tall ceilings open floor plans and often large windows it is not hard to see why people are drawn to loft style apartments The Read More History A Made in Vancouver Experience The Vancouver Special There s a shared sense of experience that comes from living in a Vancouver Special that s uniquely Vancouver and that cuts across so Read More History Main Streets At the Heart of Vancouver s Communities Main streets enliven downtowns everywhere The mix of public spaces with a diverse array of heritage buildings and new developments Read More History A Century After 1914 Vancouver s War Memorials Across Canada there are over 6 000 monuments and cenotaphs dedicated to remembering those who fought in the Great War 1914 18 This Read More History Modernism in Vancouver Part Two West Coast Modernism While mid century commercial architecture was embracing International Style with its clean edged steel and glass construction Read More History Modernism in Vancouver Part One Post War Idealism Early Vancouver architecture was epitomized by wood and stone structures heavy on terra cotta detailing After the First World War Read More History First Growth Lumber Vancouver s Early Industry The west coast once supported some of the largest trees in the world including Douglas fir cedar hemlock pine spruce maple and Read More History The Strathcona Story A community that fought back and the Architect that helped rebuild In December of 1968 the residents of one

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/vancouverheritage/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Video Vancouver: What Feeds Us - Spacing Vancouver
    Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Film Video Comments 0 Tweet Video Vancouver What Feeds Us January 20 2015 By Yuri Artibise How Food Fuels Vancouver In January 2015 the City of Vancouver s Food Strategy turned two The Food Strategy represents the culmination of over ten years of policy planning and community organizing towards the creation of a healthy just and sustainable food system None of this would be possible without the creativity and dedication of countless individuals community groups and local businesses This video highlights some key areas that have made a big impact in Vancouver To get involved visit vancouver ca foodpolicy Video by MacRae Multimedia Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts RELEASE Vancouver s Thursdays Writing Collective on CBC VIDEO VANCOUVER We the City An Evening at the Centre EVENT Housing for All Multimedia Art Exhibition May 21 23 Video Vancouver Skytrain Conductor Tweet More posts by Yuri Artibise Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15 2015 Cartographically Speaking Variation in Food Access for Vancouver Neighbourhoods Do High Rise Towers Destroy Community Vancouver

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/01/20/video-vancouver-feeds-us/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Video Vancouver: A Growing Reality - Spacing Vancouver
    Cities for People Services Photos More Topics All Topics Architecture Bikes Cities for People Civic Engagement Communication Community Culture Curiosities Events Features Film Video Food Green Space Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Film Video Comments 0 Tweet Video Vancouver A Growing Reality July 8 2014 By Yuri Artibise MONTECRISTO magazine investigates the growing reality of urban agriculture in Vancouver where a new vanguard of city farmers is proactively redefining the agronomic possibilities of a civic landscape Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENT Kwantlen Richmond St Market Sept 8th Tweet More posts by Yuri Artibise Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15 2015 Cartographically Speaking Variation in Food Access for Vancouver Neighbourhoods Do High Rise Towers Destroy Community Vancouver s True Colours Inspired by Nature A Century After 1914 Vancouver s War Memorials From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription 22 Buy a gift subscription 5 Back Issues 2 Toronto Subway Buttons All Stations

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2014/07/08/video-vancouver-growing-reality/ (2015-11-16)
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  • FUEL Vancouver - Where are we now? - Spacing Vancouver
    tackling a shared practice More broadly society is also moving towards shared economies people sharing homes sharing cars and even sharing dogs In the spirit of sharing FUEL attendees used a smart phone conference app called Bizzabo which prodded us to shared answers with each other online after each group of presenters What does it really mean to be part of a collaborative environment Do you currently work in one 95 said yes Some of the most common answers to what makes collaboration successful were Openness respect and trust for others in a safe environment including keeping an open mind and relinquishing pride or control Keeping structure with roles and goals in mind Patience Technology is at once bringing us closer together and farther apart Where in the 9am 4pm session attendees were asked to connect over their smart phones and check in at every possible opportunity the evening sessions began on a different note Nikolas Badminton of the Huffington Post went on stage and suggested that our contemporary cell phone addictions are turning Mazlow s hierarchy of needs triangle on its head Instead of basic needs first being met prior to culmination in self actualization people might prefer to skip breakfast or morning copulation with our partners to check how many people still like last night s Instagram photo He challenged FUELers to turn off their cell phones for the night and have real connections with real physically present people for the rest of the evening The exponential increase in technology and knowledge in the modern age coupled with our increasing perception of reliance on it is creating a desire for more human contact and sense of community Some technologies are answering back with their ability to find and connect people Many of the sessions topics from sharing economies to tackling the idea of multiculturalism and inclusivity collaborative environments to learning by doing education systems all touched on the same ideas building communities on face to face connections is yielding significantly impactful results Opening keynote Robin Chase founder of Buzzcar and co founder of Zipcar showed how the sharing economy is being held together by the glue of online connections made with speed and efficiency impossible just ten years ago We can visit a new city and stay with a local making real connections and learning about real places We can share cars without knowing the people with whom we share them Health care design researcher Jonathan Aitken the current Assistant Dean of Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design presented an app under development that would allow physicians or physiotherapists to put together treatment packages with exercises that include video demonstration and heart monitoring feedback so that your exercise regime can be monitored from afar While this eliminates the time spent in waiting rooms and improves feedback does it also eliminate a personal connection with our health care professionals Geoff Mulgan Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts NESTA spoke about

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2014/06/02/fuel/ (2015-11-16)
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