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)


Brainstorming Workshop Identifies 2017 Milestones in Vancouver’s Planning and Development

The Vancouver City Planning Commission’s annual cycle of events to name the milestones of 2017 in planning and development kicked off on November 16 with a workshop at City Studio. The table talk was intense as urban thinkers, professionals and advocates debated policies, decisions and events that could have a transformative impact on Vancouver’s evolution.

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. 


The Vancouver City Planning Commission is a group of citizen volunteers appointed by Council. Due to volume of email, it is not always possible to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Vancouver City Planning Commission 
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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