Vancouver Citywide Plan

The first phase of the Vancouver Citywide Plan is underway…

The Vancouver Plan will:

  • Be informed by a collaborative process that engages Vancouver residents, workers, business, and interested groups
  • Create an integrated strategy that includes a vision for the future city
  • Define what kind of city Vancouver will become and how best to tackle key city-wide challenges

“This is a major opportunity for residents to get involved and plan their future together, and chart a course for how our city can continue to grow while helping to make life more affordable,” said Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “This plan will help us make sure that people can continue to live in the communities they love while welcoming in new neighbours.”

The process will:

  • Ask the fundamental question: ‘What kind of city do we want to become over the coming decades, and why?’
  • Acknowledge the colonial history of Vancouver, and the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations care and stewardship of this land
  • Broadly engage residents, workers, employers, institutions, non-profits, civic and neighbourhood groups throughout the city
  • Highlight key choices, trade-offs and strategies that will allow us to realize a shared vision for the future
  • Align with, and inform, existing planning and policy efforts at the City and by other regional agencies

“This is the first time in over 20 years that the City of Vancouver has undertaken a city-wide planning process, and it will be far more than planning future land use and transportation connections,” said Gil Kelley, General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability. “While those are integral parts to any city plan, this strategic planning process will consider social well-being, economic health, environmental sustainability and cultural vibrancy while ensuring that all communities can be a part of collectively guiding our future.”

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