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:Continue reading “Memorandum: Changes to Procedures Bylaw 9756”
The Vancouver City Planning Commission is supporting the Vancouver Foundation’s On the Table initiative. On the Table calls on everyone across BC to help create a sense of welcome and belonging in our communities. From gathering neighbours in the park to connecting with coworkers in the lunchroom, On the Table BC can be hosted by anyone, anywhere .
It’s a simple idea, but a deeply profound one. Each host will choose their own venue, serve their own food, and talk about the issues and ideas they find most interesting. The topics people discuss will be collected and shared—providing an exciting snapshot of what’s on people’s minds throughout BC right. It’s a fun, meaningful opportunity for people everywhere to meet, gather, and share.Continue reading “Invitation to Host an “On the Table” Gathering”
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 a hands-on workshop at WUF9: Continue reading “Urban Mobility and Urban Renewal (WUF9)”
Highlights from the Vancouver Foundations 2017 Connect & Engage Report measuring the strength of connections and engagement among Metro Vancouver residents. Continue reading “Video: Connection and Engagement in Vancouver”
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 a high-level summit on resilience and the future of our city. Continue reading “Shaping Resiliency Thematic Backgrounders”