OurSquamish is a community non-profit dedicated to enhancing Squamish’s public spaces. Our members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and are united under a shared belief that vibrant public spaces are essential to community well-being.
What We Do
Placemaking for a lively, sustainable, safe & healthy Squamish
We work with other non-profit organizations, community builders, businesses and the District of Squamish to advance projects such as public furniture, shared streets, community events, and more. As an independent voice for public space, we promote creative, community-oriented urban design and foster public dialogue on important civic issues.
Improving Squamish's Public Spaces
-Jane Jacobs, renowned urbanist and activist
“Cities have the capacity of providing something for everybody,
only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
"placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution." PPS .org