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 VCPC’s Milestones 2017 – Year in Review project. Here is the text of the memo. Continue reading “Memorandum: Milestones 2017 – Year in Review”
Urban issues of the past keep bubbling up and resurfacing in full force. The relationship between housing costs and income earned in Vancouver has broken down in recent years. Vancouver City Councillor Adriane Carr has an insightful message for those trying to understand what is going on. “You can’t know where to go, unless you know from whence you came,” she says.
And that theme was precisely what carried conversations at Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver, hosted by the Vancouver City Planning Commission. Continue reading “Event Recap: Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver”
This week, Planning Commissioner Anthony Perl is joining urban leaders from over 150 countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for World Urban Forum 9 (WUF9). The World Urban Forum is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) held since 2002.
Here are some of Commissioners Perl’s impressions from day 2: Continue reading “Perspectives on Day 2 of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)”
On February 5, 2018, the Vancouver City Planning Commission hosted Milestones 2017: A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver. At the event, four leading urban thinkers and achievers discussed 2017 decisions and events in planning and development that have been identified as possibly having a transformative influence on the evolution of Vancouver. The panellists also offer their own ideas on proposed milestones of 2017 and respond to suggestions from the audience.
Here are the videos from this event.
What were the significant planning and development events of 2017?
Following on the success of our 2015 and 2016 Year-in-Review processes, the Vancouver City Planning Commission is hosting our third annual “Year-in-Review” forum on February 5, 2018. Continue reading “Emerging Planning and Development Milestones of 2017”