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What if, together, we could ensure a Vancouver where future generations thrive?

Over the next two years we are asking for your help in creating the Vancouver we want and need. Together, let’s create a new Vancouver Plan, one that puts you at the heart of our priorities for the present and future.

Join us in Planning Vancouver Together.

Recovering from COVID-19.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard from many of you that life in this city was getting worse. Adding a global pandemic to the existing struggles has presented new challenges that will inevitably have profound impacts on our lives. While the longer term impacts on the economy and communities may be felt for years to come, the crisis has further highlighted existing inequities and gaps in service for lower-income, non-English speaking, racialized and other vulnerable communities.

In response to the pandemic, the planning process will shift to integrate short-term policy actions that respond to the immediate recovery needs of our community while continuing to work on a long-term strategy for a more resilient future. Public engagement will be focused on-line to support the necessary public health measures to slow the spread until we can resume in-person meetings safely.

Share your experiences.

Vancouver has seen significant changes in recent months. These times, while incredibly challenging, have also shown that people can connect and support each other.

Now that recovery efforts are beginning across the city, Planning Vancouver is continuing efforts to engage the diversity of our population in creating a long-term, strategic vision and actionable Vancouver Plan to shape the future of our City to 2050 and beyond. The Plan scope is adapting to also help guide our community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to hear about your experiences and your ideas on what kind of a city we need post-pandemic and how we can support community recovery as we plan for a better future together on these traditional unceded lands we call home.

This plan started by listening to what matters most to you.

From November 2019 to March 2020 we started our planning process by asking questions to understand the challenges and priorities of our residents.

To date, we have heard about the hopes, concerns and aspirations of over 10,000 residents, employees, business owners and visitors.

The valuable input you shared with us prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic will help inform the next phases of engagement as we look to the immediate COVID-19 recovery and beyond.

 

Acknowledging the unceded homeland of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Vancouver is fortunate to be located in a remarkable natural setting. This amazing place that has drawn diverse and creative people from around the globe is the unceded ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel’íl’witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, and has been traditionally stewarded by them since time immemorial.

Recognizing the lives, cultures, languages, and peoples of this land, the process of Planning Vancouver Together seeks to build on our commitment as a City of Reconciliation. Through the Vancouver Plan, we hope to establish collaborative partnerships with each of the three host Nations to ensure we move forward together toward a city truly worthy of this amazing place.

Timeline

Listen + Learn

Fall 2019 - September 2020*

*Note, short-term community recovery actions will be integrated into the work through January 2021

Envision the Future

October 2020 – May 2021

Develop Key Directions

June 2021 – November 2021

From Plan to Actions

January 2021 – May 2022

Move Forward Together

2022+

Partner with us.

A key focus of this planning process is working differently with community. To do this we need your help!
If your group or organization would like to help inspire broad dialogue, help others participate, or ensure we are aligned then want to hear from you.

 

What will the Vancouver Plan do?

This Plan has always intended to shape the future of our City to 2050 and beyond. The scope has shifted to also help guide our community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. While it will not be a detailed instruction book, the Plan will be a tool that helps prioritize future decisions and sets directions for the city we want to become.

It will guide how we grow, invest, govern, and work across boundaries to build a city where current and future generations can thrive.