Milestones in Vancouver’s Planning and Development History: A Chronology
What are the significant planning and development decisions, actions and events that have shaped Vancouver?
The Vancouver City Planning Commission has a mandate to advise Council on the future of the city. To inform our perspective, we seek to ground our future-oriented work in an understanding of the legacy of the past. The background material for the Commission’s dialogues and other special events often includes a list of significant events in the history of planning and development of the city.
To help inform our discussions, the Vancouver City Planning Commission is working with community partners and advisors to compile a current list of planning and development milestones from early settlement by First Nations to the present. Although there are many excellent histories of Vancouver, and numerous useful thematic chronologies, we did not have a resource that provided a comprehensive chronology of milestones in the city’s planning and development.
The result is an online timeline providing snapshots of significant events, including City Council decisions, major real estate developments, federal housing investments, regional plans, new transportation technologies, social policy innovations, and environmental restoration. These milestones from the past inform our discussions about the city’s future.
You can read more about this project on the Chronology website’s About page.
- Emerging Planning and Development Milestones of 2017 (February 5, 2018)
- EVENT: Milestones 2017 — A Dialogue on Events that Changed Vancouver (January 11, 2018)
- Brainstorming Workshop Identifies 2017 Milestones in Vancouver’s Planning and Development (November 28, 2017)
- Year-In-Review Panel Pinpoints Milestones of 2016 (February 20, 2017)
- VCPC hosts panel on year’s top planning developments (February 13, 2017)
- 11 Milestones that will Shape Vancouver’s Future (February 2, 2017)
- Chronology of Planning and Development Milestones: Online launch (February 1, 2016)
- What are the Planning and Development Milestones that have shaped Vancouver? (January 15, 2015)