Browse through our published reports, guides, and our favourite books related to placemaking and public spaces.
Take a look at our visual resources to build understanding around key placemaking issues. We cover topics such as equity, sustainability, and more.
10 Areas to Prioritize in Future Urban Planning
In the 2022 Squamish's Public Spaces Survey Report, OurSquamish identified 10 areas to prioritize in public space planning, for now and in the future. This infographic summarizes these 10 areas to prioritize and can be used as a visual resource to inform public space planning.
In the News
OurSquamish in the news: see below for articles published about our work in the community.
Watch for the Placemaking Society’s free bike valet at Open Street Day July 29.
Jennifer Thuncher, The Squamish Chief, 07/24/2023
The tour, inspired by the Jane's Walk movement, led the group through various public spaces in the downtown area.
Andrew Hughes, The Squamish Chief, 09/10/2022
OurSquamish spearheaded the project, with funding from the District of Squamish and the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association, among others.
Steven Chua, The Squamish Chief, 07/20/2022
More bright and inviting benches will soon be popping up around town thanks to students at Howe Sound Secondary. The students worked with art teacher Nathalie Boisvert on the OurSquamish project to paint the 10 benches.
Jennifer Thuncher, The Squamish Chief, 03/11/2022
Placemaking society works to improve spaces for all and requests feedback on what you want to see in public areas around town.
Jennifer Thuncher, The Squamish Chief, 09/21/2021
Many people are drawn to Squamish because of the trails, the crags, or the water; nature’s public spaces in Squamish are some of the best in the world. However, we believe urban public spaces in Squamish could be better.
Cameron Cope, The Squamish Reporter, 09/19/2021
For the Squamish Wind Festival this year, the Squamish Arts Council partnered with OurSquamish — a non-profit that aims to enhance public spaces — to add to our functional local public art and showcase 10 Sea to Sky artists.
The Chief Staff, The Squamish Chief, 08/23/2021
The non-profit OurSquamish installed a new "parklet" at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Winnipeg Street as its fourth and largest public seating project. The angled bench "acts as an extension of the sidewalk" [...]
The Chief Staff, The Squamish Chief, 03/12/2021
Resources to inspire or research your placemaking ideas. Here are some of our favourite websites on placemaking, public spaces, transportation, and healthy and inclusive cities.