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.
Young Planners, Assemble!
When it comes to deciding how to plan our cities, we too often leave out the voices of our youth – the people that will inherit them.
This is why we need you, Young Planners, to help guide us towards making the right choices for a future city where we can all thrive. Visit the Young Planner’s page for activities, games, and other materials to help you learn more about city planning and how to get involved with 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.
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.
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
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.