Principles for an Adaptable City

Vancouver Change Charter

Principles for an Adaptable City embody a long-term view for the City of Vancouver. They encompass current topics and anticipating strategies to adapt to future pressures in our private and public realms.  These principles form  the cornerstone of the Commission’s  Vancouver Change Charter,  the culmination of the Commission’s work between over the past two years. The topic of adaptability was a common thread through much of the Commission’s work during this period, specifically the A City Built for Change initiatives. Continue reading “Principles for an Adaptable City”

A Made-in-Vancouver Solution for Our Rental Housing Crisis

The citizen-led Vancouver City Planning Commission argues for immediate City Council response to our evaporating rental housing supply.

According to recent Census figures, more than half of all Vancouverites rent their homes. Fifty two percent of our city is an extraordinary number – over a quarter million of us. Projections for population growth within city boundaries range from 15-30% within a generation. Today, however, there is no purpose-built rental accommodation being built in Vancouver.

Why? Continue reading “A Made-in-Vancouver Solution for Our Rental Housing Crisis”