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Fall 2019 – September 2020

Listen and Learn + Recovery

The first phase of Planning Vancouver Together sought to understand what matters most to you and our communities. It identified the values we hold and the aspirations we have for our future and will help guide the decisions that will shape our city as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and look beyond.

Initial Invitation

November 2019 – March 2020

By going to the places where people gather – whether online or in community – we wanted to identify what matters most to you. What are our shared hopes and fears for Vancouver now, and for future generations?

By identifying shared values and places of importance, we started to develop early ideas of what we might want to do differently.

Pandemic Response

April 2020 – May 2020

Active engagement put on hold during the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discussing Recovery

June 2020 – September 2020

Listening to your pandemic experiences and lessons learned to inform ‘quick-start’ actions and the Vancouver recovery from the crisis.

October 2020 - July 2021

Developing Emerging Directions

Building on our collective perspectives and hopes for Vancouver, we will explore trends and forecasts together that may impact the outcome of our future city. Together we will discuss the benefits and trade-offs on a range of possible options for the Vancouver Plan, selecting a preferred path to guide the remaining work ahead.

August 2021 - October 2021

Draft Options and Trade-Offs

With the city we want broadly identified we will begin translating this into an actionable plan. This will include multiple levels of analyses into policy options and choices. What are our fundamental choices and priorities? Who do we need as partners in action? We’ll ask for your thoughts on the options we develop and together, we will identify how we best address the challenges of tomorrow.

November 2021 - June 2022

Revising and Final Plan

With further clarity on the city we want to become and the choices we are willing to make to get there, this final phase of Planning Vancouver Together will see us finalizing our plan and ensuring the right tools and partnerships are in place to intentionally move us towards the future we desire. Before reporting to Council in the Summer 2022, we’ll report back to you, the community, to ensure we’ve gotten it right.


Implementation: Move Forward Together

With a Council approved Vancouver Plan, we will begin to make the changes and investments needed to intentionally achieve our collective vision. As we do this, we will continue to monitor, report out and adjust our actions to ensure that we are moving forward together, towards a Vancouver where all who live, work and play here are truly able to thrive.