City invites all to help imagine our future neighbourhoods
'Complete Neighbourhoods' - a community conversation
As we enter this new phase of planning for our future, we should be putting residents at the centre of our work.
Theresa O'Donnell, Acting General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability
Today, we are reaching out to all residents who live, work, and play in Vancouver to explore ways to improve the quality of life and livability of our neighbourhoods. Creating complete, connected, and culturally-vibrant neighbourhoods is a key goal of Planning Vancouver Together, a city-wide effort to plan for Vancouver's future.
The goal of Complete Neighbourhoods is to hear from residents and understand what our neighbourhoods should include to meet the everyday needs of residents. This may include a range of different housing types, a variety of shops and services, recreation and cultural facilities, schools and daycares, pathways, parks, or plazas.
We know that today many neighbourhoods don't offer a complete range of these amenities and services. By sorting out what's important to residents, we can plan how to build more complete neighborhoods in the future.
Share your thoughts and ideas
Over the next six weeks, we invite you to share your thoughts and ideas on how to make our neighbourhoods more complete.
- April 8 - May 14 - Understanding Priorities: Complete Neighbourhoods Survey - asks residents what makes their neighbourhood feel complete and what could be added to better meet the needs of more residents in the years to come
- April 19 – May 1 - My City, My Neighbourhood Mapping Workshops – interactive sessions where participants can discuss all the things that make their area unique and desirable
- April 21 – April 29 'Sketching the Future' Neighbourhood Design Workshops - a series of interactive workshops imagining the future of different neighbourhoods across the city
- Self-guided walking tours that explore the different histories, characteristics, and amenities of Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, and East Vancouver
Insights gained from these activities will help us identify the biggest issues and opportunities for City staff to explore and evaluate over the next several months. This important public input will be used in the development of key policy proposals over the summer and fall of this year.
"As we enter this new phase of planning for our future, we should be putting residents at the centre of our work," said Theresa O'Donnell, Acting General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability. "We encourage everyone to participate in these conversations that will shape decisions about how our city grows and changes into the future to become more a more affordable, sustainable, and equitable place to live, work and raise a family."
Creating complete, connected, and culturally-vibrant neighbourhoods is a key part of Planning Vancouver Together. The goal of this city-wide planning process is to create a long-term Vancouver Plan for the future of our city that improves the livability and quality of life in Vancouver neighbourhoods for all our residents and future residents.
About Planning Vancouver Together
Planning Vancouver Together is an intensely engaging process that aims to reflect the diversity of our population and will result in a long-term, strategic vision and actionable Vancouver Plan.
It will guide how we grow and work to build a city where current and future generations can thrive.
Planning is well underway, with the first phase of engagement, Listen and Learn producing 10 Provisional Goals for the city we want to become. The second phase of engagement, Emerging Directions is currently underway to explore big ideas to achieve these goals, and inform policy options to consider in phase three of engagement, on Choices. The proposed Vancouver Plan is anticipated to be prepared for City Council in mid-2022.