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Vancouver City-wide Plan

Community engagement will start in fall 2019 as we launch Phase 1 of the planning process. We'll be seeking your input on the needs of all residents - current and future.

The city-wide plan will:

  • Be informed by a collaborative process that engages Vancouver residents, workers, business, and interested groups
  • Create an integrated strategy that includes a vision for the future city
  • Define what kind of city Vancouver will become and how best to tackle key city-wide challenges

The Vancouver City-wide Plan will be a strategic, long-range plan that collectively guides our city to 2050 and beyond. It will reflect the diverse voices of those who live, work, and play here.

As our city continues to grow, this plan will reflect the needs and voices of all citizens while addressing key social, economic, environmental, cultural, and spatial issues. 

The plan is intended to create a strategy that allows Vancouver to become a more sustainable, inclusive, and affordable city.

The plan will address issues such as long-term land use and transportation directions, housing affordability, environmental and social health, and the need to better leverage long-term public investments.

The plan will build on Vancouver’s legacy of being a progressive and highly-integrated city that creates healthy, livable, and sustainable communities.

Draft project timeline

Last November, Council directed staff to report back on the proposed scope and a work program to develop a City-wide Plan.

On July 16, Vancouver City Council approved the staff report on the scoping for a City-wide Planning Program for Vancouver (2 MB) to create a clear, citywide framework to collectively move forward with developing the plan.

The process will be focused into the following key phases (tentative, and subject to refinement):

  • Fall 2019

    Launch of the planning and engagement process

  • Fall 2019 - spring 2020

    Listening to residents, youth, businesses, First Nations, partner institutions, and civic and regional organizations

  • Spring 2020 - winter 2021

    Developing strategic directions with the community

  • Winter 2021 - spring 2022

    Refining and finalizing the plan

  • Spring 2022


We want you to be part of the process

Your input will shape both the planning process and the outcomes of the Vancouver City-wide Plan.

This process offers an exciting opportunity to establish a new standard for community involvement and meaningful civic engagement placing residents and their stories at the centre of this effort.

Over the next three years, there will be multiple opportunities to get involved in this process. Sign up below for email updates, and help us shape the future of Vancouver.

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