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Phase 3: Policy and Land Use Ideas Engagement

From October 25 to November 28, we launched Phase 3: Policy and Land Use Ideas. In this phase, we built on three ideas that emerged from prior engagement and shared choices and priorities for how Vancouver could grow into the future.

Residents were encouraged to take a survey, participate in a virtual Open house, participate in one of 14 workshops, and join us in person at CityLab or at pop up booths. We are now reviewing all feedback and ideas in preparation for the final phase of engagement.

What’s Next?

Thank you to everyone that shared their voice during Phase 3: Policy and Land Use Ideas. We are now reviewing all feedback and ideas in preparation for the final phase of engagement.

In 2022, the final phase of engagement will see us sharing and finalizing our draft Vancouver Plan. Based on the feedback and ideas generated from Phase 3, the draft plan will ensure the right tools and partnerships are in place to move us towards the future we desire. Before reporting to Council in the summer 2022, we’ll report back to you to confirm that we got it right.

When complete, the Vancouver Plan will guide growth and change for the entire city to 2050 and beyond. Help us guide how we move forward.

Recent Events and Activities

Online Survey

An online survey was conducted from October 27 to November 28 and asked residents to weigh in on different choices and priorities for how Vancouver could grow. Paper copies were also available at pop-up booths and community facilities throughout the city.

Virtual Open House

This was an interactive, one-stop-shop for Vancouver Plan information, including:

• choices and priorities for different ways we could grow
• information boards (brief version)
• discussion guides
• an introductory video, and
• many ways for you to include your feedback online.

The Virtual open house was available from October 27 to November 28, 2021.

Virtual Neighbourhood Area Workshops

From October 26 – November 26, we hosted 14 workshops where residents watched presentations from City staff, discussed questions with neighbours, and provided feedback from their neighbourhood and city-wide perspectives.

City Lab Open House

From October 26 – November 25, you had an opportunity to drop by in person and chat with City staff about the Vancouver Plan and ways our city could grow to 2050.

Please look through the comprehensive version of the information boards below for a detailed look at the Vancouver Plan.

Outdoor Pop-up Booths

Facilitated by City staff, socially-distanced pop-up booths were set up throughout the city. These booths provided an opportunity for commuters and nearby community members to learn about the ways the city could grow and change to 2050. We also captured their feedback and perspectives on a few key questions. No registration was required.

Oct. 27: 2 pm to 5 pm
Waterfront Transit Station

Oct 30: 9 am to 12 pm
Trout Lake Farmers Market

Oct 30: 1 pm to 4 pm
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House – Brewer’s Park

Nov 5: 2 pm to 5 pm
Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch

Nov 6: 9 am tp 12 pm
Hillcrest Community Centre

Nov 8: 10 am to 1 pm
University of British Columbia – Lee Square 

Nov 12: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House – Langara YMCA

Nov 18: 10 am to 1 pm
Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Nov 20:
2 pm to 5 pm – DTES Carnegie Centre
10 am to 12:30 pm – Vancouver Aquatic Centre


City Council Workshop

Watch Vancouver 2050: An Expert Discussion on Planning and Growth, a data-driven discussion between City Council and a number of experts about planning for growth in Vancouver. This conversation took place on September 28th and is a part of the ongoing Vancouver Plan process. The dialogue included different perspectives on how to best consider and plan for future growth to 2050 – including population, jobs and housing and the connections between these.

Special Council Meeting

Vancouver Plan: Big Ideas and Emerging Directions – A Dialogue with National and International City Builders

Watch a special City Council Dialogue on national and international perspectives on city building. As part of the Vancouver Plan process, this  session of Council featured presentations by prominent North American planners, designers, placemakers and policy experts on some of the key themes emerging from Vancouver Plan public engagement – including equity, resilience, neighbourhood design, housing choice, and economy and climate protection. The event was moderated by Globe and Mail planning and architecture critic Alex Bozikovic.