In carrying out our mandate to “represent ideas and opinions about the future of the City of Vancouver,” the Vancouver City Planning Commission organizes a variety of projects to tap into sources of urban knowledge and creative thinking about the city’s future.

Past projects have included conferences and workshops, research studies, idea competitions and public lectures, often incorporating significant public engagement.

This Projects section of the website highlights specific projects from recent years. A complete overview of the Commission’s initiatives over the years can be found in the Commission’s reports to Council. Direct links to project reports for selected initiatives can be found in the Library section. Click on project names or images for information.

2018 A City for All
2018 World Urban Forum 9
2017 Shaping Resiliency
2017 Rethinking the Region – Citizen Bodies and Urban Policy
2016 Habitat III: The New Urban Agenda
2015 Chronology of Vancouver’s Planning and Development
2015 Vancouver’s Planning Culture and Principles
2015 Dialogues on the Downtown Waterfront Hub
2014 Dialogues on the Future of the City
2013 City-wide and regional planning
2012 Round table on the right to adequate housing
2011 A City-wide physical plan for Vancouver?
2009-2011 Sustainable City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods
2008 Market Rental Housing
2008 YouMAP Vancouver
2007-2008 A City Built for Change
2006 Affordability by Design, Affordability for All
2005 Public Realm Ideas Competition: 21 Places for the 21st Century
2004 Alternative Futures – Housing