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.

2019The Vancouver We Want; The City We Need
2018A City for All
2018World Urban Forum 9
2017Shaping Resiliency
2017Rethinking the Region – Citizen Bodies and Urban Policy
2016Habitat III: The New Urban Agenda
2015Chronology of Vancouver’s Planning and Development
2015Vancouver’s Planning Culture and Principles
2015Dialogues on the Downtown Waterfront Hub
2014Dialogues on the Future of the City
2013City-wide and regional planning
2012Round table on the right to adequate housing
2011A City-wide physical plan for Vancouver?
2009-2011Sustainable City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods
2008Market Rental Housing
2008YouMAP Vancouver
2007-2008A City Built for Change
2006Affordability by Design, Affordability for All
2005Public Realm Ideas Competition: 21 Places for the 21st Century
2004Alternative Futures – Housing
1980Goals for Vancouver