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PLACEMAKInG AND PUBLIC SPACES

Our placemaking projects aim to enhance, animate, and bring life to downtown’s public realm, from streets and laneways to parks and plazas

Streetscape Beautification
Activations, Pop-ups, and Programming
Art Installations and Urban Enhancements
Laneways
Placemaking Advocacy
and Knowledge Sharing

Placemaking is both a process and an outcome that works to strengthen the
connection between people and the places they share. The DVBIA defines
placemaking as a people-centred approach to improving outdoor public spaces. We strive to make downtown a more welcoming, inclusive, and attractive
destination for all to enjoy.


Our public space improvements can range from temporary activations to permanent installations and public art. We work with various stakeholders and local partners to implement projects, including local artists, community organizations, private property owners, and the City of Vancouver, just to name a few. Successful placemaking transforms spaces into areas where people of all ages and abilities can come together and be part of the community.

Planning an event or poop-up in downtown Vancouver? Connect with our Placemaking Coordinator at josh@dtvan.ca.

MAP OF KEY PUBLIC SPACES & VISUALS

Resources

· Learn more about downtown Vancouver laneway transformations here.
· City of Vancouver’s “A Place For People Downtown” Report

For the latest updates and news on downtown Vancouver’s public space activations, follow @downtownvan on Instagram or visit our Blog.