Goals for Vancouver was published in February 1980 following an extensive consultation with the citizens of Vancouver about their goals for the city.
The project was carried out by the Vancouver City Planning Commission at the direction of City Council. The range of topics was comprehensive and included movement, leisure, people economy, services, and city management.
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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 the recently approved Heather Lands Policy Statement. Here is the text of the memo: Continue reading “Memorandum: Heather Street Lands”
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.
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Just nine weeks after its incorporation, the City of Vancouver burned down in the Great Fire on June 13, 1886. Continue reading “On This Date: The Great Fire (1886)”
On October 13, 2015, the Vancouver City Planning Commission and UBC’s School of Community Regional Planning jointly hosted a dialogue on Vancouver’s planning culture. As an outcome of that dialogue, event facilitator developed this manifesto identifying some key principles to help guide planning in Vancouver. Continue reading “What Makes Us Vancouver?”