Urban planning, sustainable zoning, and development
"Vancouverism" is an internationally known term that describes a new kind of city living.
Vancouverism combines deep respect for nature with enthusiasm for busy, engaging, active streets and dynamic urban life.
Vancouverism means tall slim towers for density, widely separated by low-rise buildings, for light, air, and views.
It means many parks, walkable streets, and public spaces, combined with an emphasis on sustainable forms of transit.
We achieve this liveable, high-quality urban design through creative planning, combined with:
- Carefully crafted development policies, guidelines, and bylaws
- Extensive consultation with residents, businesses, and experts
- Ongoing reevaluation of where we are as a city, and where we would like to go
No wonder city planners and urban designers come to Vancouver from around the world to find inspiration for re-imagining their inner cities, and look for more sustainable ways to live healthy and sociable lives.