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

April 2 @5PM-7PM VPOP BTV Social Hour Three Needs | Pearl St BTV

Our weekly social hang out at Three Needs. Come for the $1 Duff beer, the $1 pizza slices from 5:30-6:30pm, and conversation with other housing and transportation advocates from the area. Come when you can, leave when you want.

April 9 @5PM-7PM VPOP BTV Social Hour Three Needs | Pearl St BTV

Our weekly social hang out at Three Needs. Come for the $1 Duff beer, the $1 pizza slices from 5:30-6:30pm, and conversation with other housing and transportation advocates from the area. Come when you can, leave when you want.

April 16 @5PM-7PM VPOP BTV Social Hour Three Needs | Pearl St BTV

Our weekly social hang out at Three Needs. Come for the $1 Duff beer, the $1 pizza slices from 5:30-6:30pm, and conversation with other housing and transportation advocates from the area. Come when you can, leave when you want.

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