Vermonters for People-Oriented Places

Who is VPOP?

VPOP is a grassroots organization advocating for more livable, lively, and resilient cities in Vermont. We believe that first and foremost, Cities are for People, and aim to analyze the current shortcomings and future needs of our cities through that lens.

Our mission is to organize the community outreach and local policy advocacy needed to make our cities more affordable, safe, and vibrant for everyone.

In practice, this can look like pushing for diverse and robust active transportation and public transit systems, or campaigning for zoning changes that legalize dynamic, human-scale, mixed-use neighborhoods... all the while explaining how these changes positively impact our affordability crisis and our looming climate goals.

2024 BTV Candidate Survey

Our second annual BTV Candidate Survey is live! We received responses from 12 out of 19 candidates, including several complete wards of city council candidates and both major party candidates for mayor.

This year's survey is split into two main focuses: Housing and Transportation. Read the full survey results here.

Upcoming Events

May 20 @5:30PM-7:30PM VPOP Monthly Meeting Spiral House | 19 Church Street, Burlington

Our monthly VPOP meeting. Potluck dinner, group updates, community building, and discussion.

May 21 @5PM-7PM VPOP BTV Social Hour Waterfront Park | BTV

Our weekly summer hang out at the Burlington Waterfront. Bring snacks and drinks for yourself or to share, and make friends with the VPOP community. Come hang out!

May 28 @5PM-7PM VPOP BTV Social Hour Waterfront Park | BTV

Our weekly summer hang out at the Burlington Waterfront. Bring snacks and drinks for yourself or to share, and make friends with the VPOP community. Come hang out!

Get Involved

VPOP is open to everyone, and it's just getting started. If you're ready to start working with your neighbors to build the better cities of tomorrow, come join us at an upcoming event listed above.

If you'd like to meet us online first, you can join our Discord group with this invite link, or follow us on Instagram.

Recent Blog Posts

Neighborhood Code 2024 Update

An Update on the HOME Bill (S.100)

Gender, Bike Lanes, and Questioning the Binary

Podcast