Planning a liveable, sustainable city
In Vancouver, urban planning focuses on liveability.
That means creating a city of neighbourhoods where people can work, play, and shop.
It also means creating urban environments where residents feel supported and engaged, and can enjoy a vibrant street life with their fellow residents.
In building our liveable, sustainable city, the City:
- Creates communities that prioritize sustainable modes of transportation, minimizing our dependance on cars
- Facilitates high-quality urban design that contributes to an attractive, functional, memorable, and safe city
- Incorporates parks and open spaces, sidewalks and walkways, bodies of water, trees, landscaping and lighting into our urban fabric
- Protects the beauty of the city and its surroundings, while allowing for density and growth