The phases outlined below will help us build a new Vancouver Plan with you over the next two + years. The process and timeline will respond to what we hear and learn along the way, including a sustained recovery effort from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our intention is to present the Plan to City Council for a decision in the Summer of 2022.
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.
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.
April 2020 – May 2020
Active engagement put on hold during the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.