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City of Vancouver Information Bulletin:
The City is actively seeking to hear from diverse voices and ensure all communities across Vancouver are represented through an initial city-wide planning survey. The survey is designed to capture a picture of the current challenges and hopes of those who live, work and play in Vancouver; as well as those who want to do so.
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We, at the Vancouver City Planning Commission, would like to acknowledge that February is Black History Month.
We acknowledge that we all face the challenge of forgetting our history, including that the colonies that became colonial Canada did so through land speculation, colonialism, and more than 200 years of slavery that ended only 30 years before the United States of America wrote the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.
This proclamation gave the legal basis to free enslaved people of African descent, many of whom would subsequently over years form multiple generations of Black freedom seekers to Canada including to the City of Vancouver, within the now displaced Hogan’s Alley community. It is within this context that we acknowledge the history of stolen lands and stolen peoples forced onto this land.
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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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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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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 recent changes to Procedure Bylaw 9756. Here is the text of the memo:
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