The Vancouver City Planning Commission is an advisory body of volunteers appointed by Council with a broad mandate to consider and advise Council on matters relating to the future of Vancouver.

The Commission carries out this mandate through special projects on relevant issues, and by selecting specific matters on Council’s agenda on which to provide comment during Council’s deliberations.

In carrying out this work, the Commission organizes conferences, consultations, competitions, presentations and research on a variety of topics including housing, the public realm, transportation, public engagement and neighbourhoods.

For more information on the Vancouver City Planning Commission, please visit the City of Vancouver VCPC webpage.

Our Work

Here is a sample of some of the VCPC’s current and past projects.

  • A City for All: In 2018, the Planning Commission is exploring how diversity, inclusion and reconciliation can contribute to improving Vancouver’s resilience in the face of shocks and stresses.
  • A Chronology of Vancouver’s Planning and Development: What are the significant planning and development decisions, actions and events that have shaped Vancouver? (ongoing)
  • Shaping Resiliency: A Summit on the importance of resiliency to the future of Vancouver. (2017)
  • Alternate Futures: Alternative Futures Housing & 21 Places for the 21st Century Ideas Competition. (2004-2005)


Memorandum: Heather Street Lands

As part of our mandate to advise Mayor and Council on issues relevant to the future of the city, the Vancouver City Planning Commission(VCPC) recently submitted a memorandum to Mayor and Council regarding  the recently approved Heather Lands Policy Statement. Here is the text of the memo:


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Vancouver City Planning Commission 
Vancouver City Hall
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
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