EVENT: 2019 Planning and Development Year-in-Review, February 6, 2020

A panel discussion on the planning milestones that transformed Vancouver in 2019

Expropriation of derelict hotels. Plans for 6,000 new units in 11 high-rises at the foot of Burrard Bridge, some as high as 60 storeys. Increase emission-reduction targets five-fold. Vancouver in 2019 was transformed. Or was it?

The Vancouver City Planning Commission, in partnership with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, is bringing together some of the city’s top urbanists and advocates to look back 12-months in order to see where Vancouver is heading.

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Event Recap: Milestones 2019 Workshop

By: Sinem Culhaoglu and Brjen Rito

Monday, November 18, 2019, marked the 5th Annual Vancouver City Planning Commission’s (VCPC) Milestones 2019: Year-In-Review Workshop – an event held to discuss yearly milestones in urban local planning and development. Uncontested by most Vancouverites, due to urbanization being one of the front-runner topics discussed in the Vancouver political climate, the VCPC came together to delve into the most transformative events, actions, decisions, and directions that shaped the urban landscape within the last year. 

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REPORT: The Vancouver We Want – The City We Need Co-Design Workshop

On the evening of November 12, 2019 VCPC hosted a Co-design Workshop at Citylab. The purpose of the workshop was to work with representatives of other city advisory groups and community partners to help design VCPC’s May 2020 Summit which will focus broadly on Places, Spaces and Connections. There was also a desire to consider how the VCPC Summit might contribute to the City of Vancouver’s City-wide Planning process.

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