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.

Past Projects

  • Alternate Futures: Alternative Futures Housing & 21 Places for the 21st Century Ideas Competition. (2004-2005)


Videos from the Shaping Resiliency Summit

On October 25, 2017, the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC), in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), and Simon Fraser University’s Public Square, hosted an invitational summit on resilience and the future of our city. 

2017-18 Objectives, Accomplishments, and Future Goals

On October 12, 2017, the City of Vancouver hosted it’s annual Council of Councils – Advisory Committees meeting at the Library Square Conference Centre. The evening event provided an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the 2017 accomplishments of 14 City advisory committees; mingle with  fellow advisory committee members, and learn about the City’s Trans Inclusion …


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Vancouver City Planning Commission 
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