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Young Planners: Planning Vancouver Together

Calling all Young Planners: What is the Future You Want?

You told us during Phase 1 the things you love about Vancouver (our natural environment, and parks and public spaces), the things that need improvement (how we move around) and what your most important issues are for the future (housing affordability and homelessness, and impacts of climate change).

We took your input and combined it with feedback from our older planners and other recent projects to come up with 10 goals for the future! While your input helped us shape these goals, there’s still work to be done and we need your help again!

We have the Goals but how can we meet them? What ideas will get us to the future we want for everyone?

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still making it difficult for us to come together and talk about the future, but we still have lots of ways you can get involved and share your ideas with us!

The Future We Want Youth Survey!

Tell us about the Future You Want!! We’ve got a short survey on your ideas for future (and we’ve even got prizes you can win for participating!) Check out the link below!

The Future We Want Youth Survey

 

New: Vancouver Plan Education Portal

We’ve been working on ways to help you learn about and be part of the Vancouver Plan!

Planners to the people.

We want to meet with you!! We’ve got a digital workshop and are ready to go, whether that’s virtually to your class, to a group or organization you are part of, or even one-on-one.

Email stina.hanson@vancouver.ca or call 604-786-2078 to book a time!

We want to hear from you!

How do we reach our goals? What are your ideas for the future? What does the city really need to know about growing up in Vancouver?

Share your ideas however you want. Show us your drawings, collages, photos, videos, you name it! You can build a sculpture, record a podcast – we’ll even watch your Tik Toks!

Wherever your imagination takes you, we want to see it! Please share at: planningtogether@vancouver.ca

Feeling social? Share your ideas on your channel of choice using hashtag: #YoungPlannersVancouver 

Everything you see is the result of choices made by someone

Have you ever wondered why things in your city are where they are? The sidewalks, the parks, the streets, the buildings – the simple answer is that everything you see in your city is the result of choices made by someone. Too often, those decisions are made without hearing from people like you, the city’s youth. Join us in Planning Vancouver Together and help define the kind of city we want in the future.

 

Decisions made today will have big impacts in the future.

Things like where to build new housing , where new parks or playgrounds will go, or how we will adapt to sea level rise and protect the environment – all these decisions will have big impacts on how our city evolves for future generations. This is where we need you, our Young Planners, to help us guide the right choices for a future city where we can all thrive.

Resources and Activities

We know you take being a young planner seriously, so we’ve got some activities and resources to help you learn even more about the city: you can build a model of your favourite building, create your own Vancouver mural and find some great books and movies about cities:

Curriculum Connection

Whether you’re just starting Grade 1 or have recently graduated and ready to take on the world, here are some assignments to connect everything you learned in school to the Vancouver Plan, making you an even better Young Planner!

Vancouver Planning 101

You might have noticed that planners often use funny terms, like “zoning” or “mixed-use” or “transportation modes”. Here we’re going to talk about some terms that planners use so that you, as young planners, can understand and help us as we keep moving forward with the Vancouver Plan.

Just for fun

Planning doesn’t have to be all work and no play!! There are tons of fun things to do that can also help you learn about cities or just get out and experience them! Some of these activities are from the city and our partners, while some are resources from other communities. Now let the fun begin!